Shakespeare in the Garden: The Comedy of Errors

Theatre (storytelling, family)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Enjoy alfresco Shakespeare in the C south gardens. Slick slapstick, rampant ridiculousness and puns aplenty in this family-friendly production full of sparkling wit, chaos and confusion. Double the twins and double the fun! Shakespeare in the Garden returns to Edinburgh for its sixth year running. Outdoor Shakespeare at its best! ‘A joy to watch’ **** (ThreeWeeks). ‘Capturing the emotional heart’ **** (List). ‘Must see’ ( Blankets available, outdoor clothing advised. The performance will move indoors in the event of heavy rain.

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Jambo 84 days ago

Relaxing fun and great setting. Made me want to see more.

Imogen 93 days ago

Lovely cast and a charming quick romp through Comedy of Errors. Really liked the singing and also the two Dromios who were lovely, and their reunion at the end was especially touching. Also have to commend the cast on how quickly they relocated us all inside when the rain came!

Jan Leaver 98 days ago

A wonderful romp around a beautiful garden! We had a wonderful afternoon's weather and benches and rugs to sit on. The cast were brilliant, energetic and fun, and made entertaining use of the audience. A lovely production.

Jenna Stone 101 days ago

Fabulous laugh out loud slapstick farce and comedy.

The two Dromeos were fabulous, and I loved how they added "problems" into the staging... Great use of the gardens by the cast, and we were really lucky with the weather too!

Thanks for the blankets and the rugs. Always welcome.

Looking forward to Late Shakespeare later on!!!

Caroline McLoughlin 102 days ago

Highlight of my first day at the 2019 Fringe. We were incredibly lucky with the weather. The setting was beautiful and the cast made excellent use of the space to emphasise the farce. I laughed out loud. I was glad to be able to sit on one of the benches as sitting on the ground would have been difficult for me. Impressed to be provided with mini travel rugs to sit on. Excellent cast, who remained audible despite sirens and alarms going off periodically. I have to commend particularly the two Dromios who were hilarious and stole the show for me. Highly recommend this show.

Trefor Owen 102 days ago

Excellent staging in lovely gardens. Fantastic improvisation after some of cast and props were held up on their way to Edinburgh. Not to be missed. Please support this fantastic bunch of actors.

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FringeReview 79 days ago

The likelihood of needing sun cream for an outdoor performance of a Shakespeare play in August in Edinburgh in late August is about as high as England scrambling a victory from the jaws of defeat in an Ashes Test Match, but the Gods of probability delivered this most unlikely of...

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UK Theatre Network (4/5 stars) 83 days ago

The professional members of C theatre have you on their side right from the off… by being unprofessional!

The set disappeared when the horse bolted and half the actors are missing so those with the misfortune of being left to cope have to make do.

It’s all part of director Kate Stephenson’s production (or is it, as there were changes on the cast list with some actors playing more than one part?) and an uproarious beginning to what is a joyous romp through a truncated version of one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays.

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