THE BOMB-ITTY OF ERRORS at New Ambassadors from 24 Apr 03

THE BOMB-ITTY OF ERRORS at New Ambassadors from 24 Apr 03

After a sell-out run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the award-winning musical comedy The Bomb-itty of Errors will receive its West End premiere at the New Ambassadors on 7 May 2003, following previews from 24 Apr 03, and booking to 12 July 03.

Fusing classic theatre with the original live beats of an onstage DJ, The Bomb-itty of Errors is a unique and bold hip-hop spin on Shakespeare’s farcical tale of mistaken identities. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, BOMB-ITTY inventively traces the chaotic family history of two sets of male twins who are put up for adoption by their struggling hip-hop parents. After the boy’s father is arrested for small-time drug dealing, their mother falls apart and splits the boys up between two foster homes and disappears. The Bomb-itty of Errors follows the explosive confusion when the four boys meet up 20 years later. Because the two sets of twins look identical, wives, sisters, bill collectors, street hustlers, girlfriends, townspeople, jewellers and ladies of the night are thrown into a tailspin of total confusion with outrageous results.

BOMB-ITTY was originally created in 1998 as a senior theatre project at New York University, but quickly went on to become a huge critical success and audience pleaser Off-Broadway at New York’s 45 Bleeker Theatre. Since then BOMB-ITTY has played New York City, Florida, Chicago and Edinburgh.

In 2001 Bomb-itty won the Grand Prize in the theatre category at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. The festival response paved the way for a development deal with MTV. The music channel has optioned and is currently developing a movie based on The Bomb-itty of Errors. In autumn 2002 MTV premiered a new half-hour sketch comedy show (Scratch & Burn) featuring the original cast members/authors.

The cast includes “ranney”, Joe Hernandez-Kolski, Chris Edwards, Charles Anthony Burks and Kevin Shand The show is written by Jordan Allen-Dutton, Jason Catalano, GQ and Erik Weiner, directed & developed by Andy Goldberg and designed by Geoff Curley.

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