The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
Opens Aug 21 1h 45m
The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)
82

The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

82%
(19 Ratings)
Positive
89%
Mixed
11%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

About the Show

The Globe's production of Shakespeare's comedy about two pairs of twins and mistaken identities.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (19)

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60 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you want accessible Shakespeare, a wooden ship which parts the waves of the audience, humour, to see how all the confusion is resolved!

Don't see it if Shakespeare or Shakespearean stagings are not your thing, or you want super comfortable surroundings, (The Globe is open to the elements)

82 Reviews | 6 Followers
90
Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an entertaining Shakespeare play with a cast of up-and-coming future superstars

Don't see it if you don't like comedies or The Globe theatre

69 Reviews | 3 Followers
88
Shakespeare, Fun

See it if You want to see a very well done, Shakespearean comedy

Don't see it if You don’t want to sit on benches or stand

69 Reviews | 5 Followers
85
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like to spend a good time with great actors in a remarkable theatre

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare

95 Reviews | 6 Followers
85
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like zippy Shakespearean comedies, being at the Globe, and stories involving mistaken identities

Don't see it if You prefer more serious work

54 Reviews | 4 Followers
85
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like breakneck Shakespeare with a sense of fun.

Don't see it if you don't like breakneck Shakespeare with a sense of fun. Read more

216 Reviews | 42 Followers
79
Romantic, Refreshing, Great writing, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want a good time to laugh

Don't see it if you like something more serious

148 Reviews | 19 Followers
70
Refreshing, Great acting, Confusing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like comedy plays of Shakespeare

Don't see it if You prefer history or tragedies. When I watched there were 2 substitutes which can happen but not wearing their character attires spoiled it

Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
May 25th, 2023
For a previous production

"Holmes’ production is lean and lucid enough...Mostly I think Holmes has identified the fact that overegging ‘The Comedy of Errors’ makes it harder to digest, not easier, and that with it comes to making it a genuine comedy, less is more."
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London Theatre
May 23rd, 2023
For a previous production

"Holmes’s achievement here is to chart the emotional byways of a text whose characters seem forever to be beating one another up – when, that is, they’re not seeking to be made whole...All credit, therefore, to Holmes, who takes Comedy seriously, which means monitoring its shifts in mood."
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The Stage (UK)
May 19th, 2023
For a previous production

"Bursting with exuberant energy, this frenetic version of Shakespeare’s most contrived comedy is accessible, often uproarious and unapologetically shallow... the production rattles through the twisty plot at a breakneck pace, relying on momentum and slapstick set pieces to carry the audience along."
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The London Evening Standard
May 19th, 2023
For a previous production

"It’s so funny precisely because Holmes takes the text seriously. His excellent ensemble...deliver a fantastically clear, zippy production as they don moustaches and dresses and get increasingly, hilariously annoyed at each other."
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WhatsOnStage
May 19th, 2023
For a previous production

" 'The Comedy of Errors' might not be Shakespeare’s deepest work but this production showcases the Globe at its most joyous and ‘authentic’, and marks an excellent start to the outdoor theatre season."
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The Guardian (UK)
May 22nd, 2023
For a previous production

"The audience interaction reels us in without overdoing it and the actors seem comfortable with the text, happy to embellish the Bard’s dialogue with their own distinctive comic gifts."
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The Times (UK)
May 19th, 2023
For a previous production

"Some of the delivery, verbal and physical, is overpitched. The cast, however, are avid to entertain us while plunging into the ridiculous spins of a plot that takes in mistaken identity galore...This broad, headlong stream of rib-tickling, rumbustious nonsense has serious undercurrents."
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The Arts Desk
May 20th, 2023
For a previous production

"...Sean Holmes’s production is more rumbustious than reflective. It recognises, but doesn’t dwell on, the unsettling nature of the situation, while revelling in the comic confusion."
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