Comedy of Errors (2007): Ludlow Castle Open Air Theatre
PrComedy of Errors (2007)
CAST INCLUDED (from Theatre Record): Matthew Devitt (Dromio of Ephesus); Roy Holder (Dromio of Syracuse); Adele Lynch (Adriana); Jonathan Markwood (Antipholus of Syracuse); Andrew Pollard (Antipholus of Ephesus); Louise Shuttleworth (Adriana).
This production ran from 25 June - 7 July 2007, according to Theatre Record.
"In the end, the lowering skies disgorged only a couple of brief showers that damped niether the spirits nor the audience and cast of Glen Walford's production. Not that some actors had many clothes to get wet: most of the female population of Walford's Ephesus seem to favour diaphanous harem garb, in keeping with a design by Rodney Ford that turns the bailey into a Hanna-Barbera cartoon version of an exotic eastern port. As the Antipholus and Dromio twins, sundered years earlier, find themselves in the same city and are repeatedly mistaken for each other, they are subjected to numerous belly-dance-style pelvic wiggles and thrusting tushes....Walford has realised that performances need to be vocally and gesturally large to carry across this space, which is a lot harder to play than it may look. She also has an awareness of the production's place as part of a festival, which has sometimes been missing in the past. This translates in practice into big vaudevilliant performances of the kind that think 'subtleties' are captions on foreign films." ~ Ian Shuttleworth, Financial Times, 30 June 2007, in Theatre Record 2007, Issue 13