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The Comedy of Errors

Closed 31 Dec 2021

Barbican Centre

Shakespeare's ever popular fairy-tale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision, directed by comedy master Phillip Breen.
The Comedy of Errors at the Barbican Centre from the RSC

Image (c) RSC

Show details


A father ends up in the wrong country on the wrong day as a government makes hasty proclamations about travel.

A lonely son, while searching for his brother, loses himself.

Across town a wife starts to realise her husband is not the man she thought he was (but rather likes it).

Will anything ever be the same again?

Background information, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Not available

Directed by Phillip Breen (The Provoked Wife 2019, The Hypocrite 2017), The Comedy of Errors transfers to the Barbican for 6 weeks only following its summer season in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Join us for this joyous moment of reunion, celebration, and laughter.


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Postal address:
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

Box office tel: 020 7638 8891

Box office email: Send Mail

Location map for Barbican Centre


Previews from:Tuesday 16 November 2021

Press night:Tuesday 23 November 2021

Closes:Friday 31 December 2021

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑15pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm

Friday ‑ 7‑15pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm

No performances on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day or the evening of New Year's Eve



Thursday - 1-30pm

Saturday - 1-30pm

Additional matiness on Tuesday 28 Dec and Friday 31 Dec.


Running time: 2 hrs 20 mins (approx, inc interval)


From £20 - £57.50 with a limited number of Premium Seats at £72.50


Groups and schools rates available on selected performances

Day seats will be available at £10

£5 tickets available for 14-25 year olds

Access information

Relaxed and captioned performance ‑ Thu 9 Dec, 1.30pm

Audio‑described and captioned performance ‑ Sat 11 Dec, 1.30pm with Touch Tour at 11.30am

BSL interpreted performance ‑ Wed 15 Dec, 7.15pm


Toyin Ayedun-alase

Jonathan Broadbent

Antony Bunsee

Alfred Clay

Hedydd Dylan

William Grint

Greg Haiste

Avita Jay

Zoe Lambert

Guy Lewis

Dyfrig Morris

Baker Mukasa

Patrick Osborne

Rowan Polonski

Nicholas Prasad

Riad Richie

Sarah Seggari


Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Paddy Cunneen
Director: Phillip Breen
Designer: Max Jones
Lighting: Tina Machugh
Sound: Dyfan Jones
Fight director: Renny Krupinski
Movement: Charlotte Broom
Production: Royal Shakespeare Company


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