‘The Comedy of Errors’ announces full cast at Shakespeare’s Globe

Sean Holmes directs the Bard’s zany comedy about mistaken identities in the wooden 'O' this summer. 2023 also marks the 400th anniversary of the First Folio.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Find out the full cast for The Comedy of Errors in London this summer. The Comedy of Errors begins previews at Shakespeare’s Globe on 12 May, with an opening night on 18 May, and performances to 29 July.

When two sets of twins end up in rival cities, they’re doomed to be apart forever. However, they cross paths 20 years later and set a series of chaotic events in motion.

“With The Comedy of Errors, I'm looking forward immensely to creating a pulsating and chaotic Elizabethan world perfectly suited to the Globe's unique architecture. Though nominally set in Ephesus, the play clearly draws on the energy and chaos of the streets of Shakespeare's London.

The production will strive to recreate that vitality and danger, embracing the specificities of costume, props and design to transport us 400 years into the past, while continuing to speak to now,” said director Sean Holmes.

The Comedy of Errors cast stars Claire Benedict as Abbess, Matthew Broome as Antipholus of Ephesus, Philip Cumbus as Duke / Pinch, Michael Elcock as Antipholus of Syracuse, George Fouracres as Dromio of Ephesus, Laura Hanna as Adriana, Hari MacKinnon as Angelo, Jordan Metcalfe as Dromio of Syracuse, Phoebe Naughton as Courtesan / First Merchant / Balthazar, Danielle Phillips as Luce / Second Merchant / Messenger, Paul Rider as Egeon, and Jessica Whitehurst as Luciana.

Paul Wills provides design, with costume supervision by Megan Cassidy and Jackie Orton, and composition by Grant Olding.

The Comedy of Errors is at Shakespeare’s Globe.

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Photo credit: The Comedy of Errors artwork (Photo courtesy of production)

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