• First Encounters With Shakespeare: The Comedy Of Errors

Event Details

Thu 29 Nov - Fri 30 Nov

Time: Thur 1pm & 7.30pm | Fri 10.30am & 7.30pm

Running Time: 90 minutes (no interval)

Venue: Main House

Ticket Information: Adult £15.50 | Child £8.50

Age Recommendations: 7+

Book Tickets


Presented by: Royal Shakespeare Company

Writer: William Shakespeare

Adapted by: Alex Thorpe

Designed by: Amelia Hankin

Movement by: Simon Pittman

Fights by: Lisa Connell

Puppetry Director: Edie Edmundson

First Encounters With Shakespeare: The Comedy Of Errors

Imagine arriving somewhere new, only to find that everyone there already seems to know who you are. When Antipholus arrives in Ephesus in search of his family, he gets a little more than he bargained for. Strangers say hello as if they’ve known him for years, people give him expensive jewellery and a rather odd woman seems to think she’s his wife.

Two sets of identical twins later, everyone is very confused...

Young performers from across the country join a professional cast in this unique collaboration between the RSC, our Regional Theatre Partners and Associate Schools.

First Encounters with Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors is a twin-tastic 90 minutes of comic confusion and mistaken identity aimed at 7 to 13 year olds, but hugely entertaining whatever your age.

"Pretty much a winner." - I Choose Birmingham


Explore the story, character and key scenes in this practical two-hour workshop available in school, or pre-shwo at the theatre.

Contact schools@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk for further details.

Check out the Education Pack here.

First Encounters: The Comedy of Errors is also performing at York High School on November 28 at 7pm. To get tickets call the finance office on 01904 555502