The Royal Shakespeare Company's new production of Shakespeare's fairytale farce.
One of Shakespeare's earliest written plays charts the story of two sets of identical twins, separated at birth and brought together by unusual circumstances. Directed by Phillip Breen, this production of 'The Comedy of Errors' transfers to the Barbican following its summer season in Stratford-upon-Avon.
But the play’s a thin vehicle for all this plush furnishing and for a short piece, it has a long runtime. I was impressed by the talent and energy on display but I found myself wishing they’d picked a different play to lavish it on.