Shipwreck in Penallt, near Monmouth

The Rain or Shine company will perform Comedy of Errors at Penallt, near Monmouth
The Rain or Shine company will perform Comedy of Errors at Penallt, near Monmouth

This coming Bank Holiday Monday afternoon, 26th August 2013, Shakespeare once again comes to Babington Meadow in the hilltop village of Penallt in the form of his hilarious masterpiece of mistaken identity …… The Comedy of Errors.

As the story goes:    Once upon a time… two sets of identical twin babies and their parents survived a shipwreck. Fate, however, decreed that the family should be split up, the mother one way, the father and one of each twin another, and the final pair a third way… Twenty Five years later, in search of their long lost family, two of the twins, Antipholus of Syracuse and his manservant, Dromio, arrive in Ephesus, a city reputedly full of rogues, cheats and sorcerers. Although this is their first visit merchants greet them as acquaintances, women pursue them as lovers, and Ephesus appears to be a place where everybody knows their names

Rain or Shine’s brilliant cast of 9 professional actors are all set to re-create the comical confusion and chaotic capers of Shakespeare’s hilarious play. The company travel across the UK from Alderney to Edinburgh, and Wales to Norfolk, visiting some of the country’s most picturesque castles, stately homes and gardens imaginable.

The play set in the beautiful Babington Meadow Arena looking across the Wye to the Forest of Dean is suitable for children (6 and up), and adults of all ages.  Kerbside parking is not a problem and there are some disabled bays close to the entrance. Toilets are also provided. In the event of bad weather, the nearby Pelham Hall is a standby venue. Although there is some seating available, audiences are invited to bring along low-backed chairs or rugs, and a picnic to maximise their enjoyment of the al fresco performance. Gates open at 2pm and the curtains open at 3pm.

For tickets and enquiries call 01600 715781 or e-mail . Tickets are: £13.50 Concessions £11.50, U-16 £6.00


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