Over the last week, talented students from St Edward’s Senior School and Sixth Form have delighted their audiences with a riotous production of Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”. The three performances provided evenings that were filled with fun, laughter, and lots and lots of colour!
“The Comedy of Errors” is believed to be one of Shakespeare’s earlier written plays; a humorous comedy about separated family and mistaken identity. The St Edward’s production was one with a twist, presented as many would probably have never seen it before. Early in the process the Drama Department took the decision to gender–reverse the play, empowering the female roles – something that seemed appropriate for a 21st century production.
Directors, Mr Strachan and Ms Bowen said, “Many congratulations to the cast and crew for producing such amazing performances. Working on this show has been such a lot of fun, right from the start. Much of the action, and all of the music, was devised by the students in a workshop process, which was a fascinating journey to be involved in. Each and every member of the company spectacularly rose to the challenge, and the final result was a show we can all be hugely proud of.”