This summer, the Citizens Theatre presents The Comedy of Errors as part of the Live at No.40 Festival, presented by Scottish Opera. Shakespeare’s tale of mistaken identity and reunited families is directed by Artistic Director Dominic Hill in his trademark stripped-back style and performed by a talented ensemble of seven and tickets for the landmark event are now on sale. With live music and physical comedy, this 90-minute show will provide a return to live theatre performance for audiences in Glasgow in an atmospheric outdoor setting.
The cast of seven includes, in the role of Adriana, Citizen’s regular Jessica Hardwick, who recently played Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac, notching up a CATS nomination for Best Female Performance, and Karen Fishwick, known for Glasgow Girlsatthe Citz and work with National Theatre of Scotland (NTS), who will play Luciana. Lorraine Mcintosh, best known as a singer with Deacon Blue as well as for stage roles including work with NTS and Tron Theatre, plays Abbess and Courtesan. She joins Michael Guest, who plays Dromio of Ephesus and Dromio of Syracuse, and Ewan Miller in the role of Antipholus of Ephesus and Antipholus of Syracuse. Both Guest and Miller are part of the Citizens Graduate Actor Scheme that has been running for the past 10 years as part of the Citizens’ commitment to nurturing new talent, giving many of Scotland’s most successful actors their first career opportunities. John Macaulay, who has recently played in a number of productions with Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, plays Egeon and Pinch and Glasgow actor/musician Samuel Pashby, who has appeared in productions with Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Byre Theatre and Playwrights Studio Scotland, completes the cast.Most of the cast will also play ensemble parts.
Citizens Theatre’s Artistic Director, Dominic Hill said “We are delighted to be invited by Scottish Opera to join this celebratory return to live performance, safely reuniting artists and audiences to rediscover the magic of theatre. We can’t wait to get back on stage and come together again as a community to enjoy a fun Shakespeare comedy in an atmospheric outdoor setting. It will be a joyous moment of reunion. While our building continues to be redeveloped, it’s a brilliant opportunity to provide an alternative way to see a Citizens Theatre production this summer.”
The production will run for 11 performances between 11 – 24 July.
Tickets are £20, concessions and previews £15.
Advance booking is essential and will be bookable in household groups of 1 to 4. These will be available to book in pods, small groups of seats at a safe distance from other groups.
Full details on Citizen’s website.