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National Theatre Live – The Comedy of Errors

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Daily Mail, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Mail on Sunday, ★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian
‘Lenny Henry is wonderfully funny.’ The Independent

 

The IFI and Dublin Theatre Festival present National Theatre Live’s The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare and starring Lenny Henry

 

Dominic Cook’s acclaimed production of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors is the next presentation in National Theatre Live, a series of live performances from the National Theatre London broadcast onto cinema screens around the world. The Comedy of Errors will be broadcast live at the IFI on 1st March 2012 at 6.45pm.

Antipholus of Syracuse (Lenny Henry) and his servant Dromio arrive in Ephesus in search of their twin brothers, from whom they were separated at birth. Consistently mistaken for their identical twins, for one mad-cap day this buzzing metropolis appears as a place of wonderment and terror, where baffling gifts and unexplained hostilities abound. It’s not long before their brothers are equally confused by the strange occurrences swirling around them in a city they thought they knew. Meanwhile, Aegeon, father to the Antipholus twins, has been captured while searching for his sons and, as an illegal immigrant to Ephesus, is facing a heavy punishment as soon as the Sun sets.

Presented by Irish Film Institute in association with Dublin Theatre Festival with the international support of AVIVA.

Tickets cost €15. Tickets must be collected by 6.45pm, with the live performance starting strictly at 7pm. Duration 2hrs 45 minutes approx. including 20 minute interval.

You can book tickets at the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online at www.ifi.ie

For more information and images please contact:

Patrick Stewart at the IFI (01 679 5744 or pstewart@irishfilm.ie)

The IFI and Dublin Theatre Festival acknowledge the financial support of the Arts Council.

Dublin Theatre Festival is proudly supported by Principal Sponsors Dublin Airport Authority, The Doyle Collection and The Irish Times.

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The IFI is supported
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Arts Council of Ireland