If you're in the mood for some slapstick comedy, then Shakespeare is your man because his 'The Comedy of Errors' is brought to life in a quaint outdoor setting in Ealing's Walpole Park.
Let yourself be transported to the ancient city of Ephesus where mistaken identity over two sets of identical twins causes a whole heap of comical chaos.

When they arrive in the city, Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, have no idea they're in the same location as their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus.
And so begin the mix-ups and mayhem with false accusations of infidelity, theft and demonic possession.
This compact play by a cast of 11 is superbly put together, is very entertaining, and is just an hour long.
The performance is also a fantastic way of introducing children to the wonderful world of Shakespeare. They might not grasp all of the language, but they'll get what is going on, because of the comic acting.
Plus, the clever costumes of all the twin actors make it easier to follow, despite all the plot havoc.
The so-called set is as simple as can be, a line made out of flowers separates the 'stage' from the audience with trees used as props.

It's a wonderful setting for this time of year for this family-fun show.

It's the second time Persever Productions has worked in collaboration with Drama Studio London where you have professional actors coming together with recent graduates. The mix is a great combination.
It feels natural being in the park for this. The actors perform without microphones and it feels right, with the gentle chirps of birds in the background.

Take a blanket and/or chairs and enjoy the great outdoors. You're welcome to take in drinks to sip during the performance but food is discouraged.

Performances are on until Monday and are at 2pm and 5pm until 29 August.


Review: Sunita Jaswal