That’s obviously five doors too few for Bell Shakespeare director Imara Savage and set designer Pip Runciman, who have arranged for no fewer than eight swinging doors in the company’s latest production, “The Comedy of Errors”.
Those doors allow for the most extraordinary amount of physical theatre, as we saw this morning at a rehearsal.
You know the story – it was filched by Shakespeare from an old Roman play. Two sets of identical twins are separated at birth when they are rescued from a shipwreck. Then, when they end up in the same town of Ephesus, updated by Savage to become the red-light district of Kings Cross, the tale of mistaken identity and coincidence rollicks along in what the company is calling “a wild ride.”
“The Comedy of Errors” at the Playhouse until November 9, bookings 6275 2700 or canberratheatrecentre.com.au