Director: Dominic Cooke

Approx 165 minutes (includes 20-minute interval), U.K., 2012 (Programme duration is approximate and subject to slight change)

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.

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.


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