The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Barbican this Winter with Shakespeare’s ever popular The Comedy of Errors, a fairy-tale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision.

These are strange times. Confusion and uncertainty everywhere.

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?

Directed by Comedy master 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 and subsequent UK Tour. Join us in London for a joyous moment of reunion, celebration, and laughter from 16 November.

The Venue

The Barbican

Silk Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 8DS

Nearest Tube


Nearest Train

Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Blackfriars

Booking Dates

First Performance

Tuesday 16th November 2021

Last Performance

Friday 31st December 2021

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