good time is offered to twins who will be able to buy two for
the price of one twin tickets for the Festival Players' performance
of The Comedy of Errors in St. Peter's Square, Hammersmith on
In Shakespeare's funniest farce
two sets of identical twins, separated from birth, end up in the
same town on the same day creating an hilarious plot of intrigue,
confusion and mistaken identities. Audiences can expect to laugh
from beginning to end!
With a cast of seven, the company is quite used to doubling up
on parts. Petros Emanuel
who plays the Antipholus twins is not phased at playing himself
and his double. "They are different characters. Syracuse
is a bit melancholy and Ephesus is more feisty, and a bit of a
Peter Gardiner who plays the Dromio twins says he will be shouting
to himself from one side of the stage and answering
himself back from the other. "I will be talking to myself
on stage. Jumping from one space to another and changing characters
in the jump is a real comic challenge."
Perhaps the audience will have
an even bigger challenge trying to spot the difference!
Jasmine Darke who plays feisty
Adriana says she likes women who have something to say for themselves.
She has played a waitress in Eastenders and a witch in Macbeth,
but her great love is Pantomime with its carnival atmosphere.
Festival Player fans will remember
Martin Tomms brilliant Caliban in The Tempest and his Fluellen
in Henry V. He's back this year - guess what? Playing three parts!
This summer's production promises
to be great fun for all the family.