The Comedy Of Errors


In Shakespeare’s screwball comedy, two sets of twins separated at birth unwittingly find themselves in the same city on the same day, leading to a string of mistaken identities and chaotic mishaps.

Set at the decadent Hotel Esphesus in the roaring 20’s, our wild, whirling production of the bard’s first and funniest farce is packed to the rafters with puns, slapstick and gags galore.

Directed by our very own Ryan McBryde (AladdinBaskerville), featuring vintage pop tunes performed by a raucous band of actor-musicians, The Comedy of Errors is the perfect way to celebrate 50 years of the Mercury Theatre – and, promises to be a hilarious night out for the whole family.

Celebrate our 50th anniversary with us on Wed 18 May, 7.30pm

Enjoy a very special evening to celebrate the golden anniversary of being in our iconic building. There’ll be a glass of bubbly before the show and cake — lots of cake — and perhaps some surprises too! We guarantee a memorable and enchanting evening as we raise funds for the next 50 years.

Post-show Q&A

Join us after the 7.30pm performance on Tue 24 May for a 30 minute post-show Q&A session.


We welcome bookings from school and college groups for this show. Our schools rate is £11.50 per ticket, and for every 10 you purchase, you get one free for teachers/assistants. Should you wish to book, please call our friendly ticket sales team on 01206 573948.

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The Comedy Of Errors

Type:Play - Shakespeare

Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT

Tel: 01206573948

Opening Times

Season (13 May 2022 - 28 May 2022)


The Mercury Theatre, with Jumbo Water Tower in the backgroundMercury Theatre, ColchesterA highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury Theatre Company, staging a broad mix of classic plays and new writing as well as working extensively within the local community.