This riotous comedy centres on two sets of identical twins who were separated as young children in a shipwreck.
One half of each set of twins grows up in the ancient city of Ephesus and the other Syracuse in ignorance of the others existence.
When the Syracusan twins land in Ephesus (a city which has banned, on pain of death, anyone from Syracuse) a hilarious series of misidentifications takes place leading to a revelation that no one sees coming.
This early Shakespearean comedy is full of wordplay and laughs and is Shakespeare’s first use of twins for dramatic effect.
Shoreside Theatre specialises in presenting Shakespeare’s plays as true to Bard’s original text and era as possible including fabulous Elizabethan costumes.
The plays are performed outdoors during January and February in The PumpHouse Outdoor Amphitheatre as the summer’s day gives way to dusk and then evening.
Running time for a Shakespeare in the Park play is usually around 2 hours plus interval.
Shoreside Theatre is also offering a great discount if you book a season pass – for both shows.