Comedy of Errors comes to Guernsey Museum

  • Category: Music & Theatre
  • Dates: Friday, 09 August 2013 to Sunday, 18 August 2013

This summer will see the Oddsocks Theatre Company perform their nationally-acclaimed outdoor version of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors in the sweeping grounds of the Guernsey Museum.

The production promises to be a spectacular presentation of the Bard's much-loved tale, lovingly and faithfully reproduced by this multi award-winning travelling company.

Oddsocks, which is famous for its unique combination of classical acting methodology mixed in with traditional clowning, previously put on The Comedy of Errors back in 2007 to a great reception from audiences all over the UK.

Waterperry Gardens, which was among the publications to review the initial production, called it the "best Bard we have ever seen", while the Evening Mail similarly described it as a "dream of a play".

The company has 'Odd-Socked' dozens of plays and musicals, with the works of Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson and Victor Hugo among those to be performed by their extraordinarily talented actors.

Their visit to Guernsey Museum promises to be fantastic fun for all the family, with the production especially tailored to get children interested in Shakespeare.

The 16th century farce of slapstick and mistaken identity is well-loved among fans of the Bard, but enthusiasts will have to be prepared for a few changes in this open-air version.

Audience members are advised to bring deck chairs or blankets, and also a jumper as even the most summery evenings have the potential to turn cold when the sun goes down.

Picnics are also welcome, while umbrellas are heartily encouraged in order to combat the unpredictable British weather.

If you're looking to top off the performance with that extra-special something, check into the Old Government House Hotel, which permits children under the age of 12 in families of three to stay without charge as part of their special offers range.