August, twenty students from the University of Oxford will travel
to Japan to perform Shakespeares The Comedy of Errors at the
prestigious Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space.
they depart, the company will present a run of six preview performances
beautiful outdoor setting of the Presidents Garden in Magdalen
Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeares earliest works, is a
farce of mistaken identity.
and funny, the play shows the confusion that unfolds as two sets
identical twins are thrown together by chance. This fun and accessible
production is set in a
fading seaside resort: uniquely British in character, but universally
recognisable for its rundown seediness.
production is directed, produced, designed, technically coordinated
and performed entirely by Oxford students, but is made possible
by the involvement of West End producer Thelma Holt who has a longstanding
involvement in Anglo-Japanese cultural exchange.
company will also work with RSC fight director Terry King and voice
coach Margo Annett in order to ensure the highest possible standards
of performance OUDS was founded in 1885 and has long held a glowing
reputation as one of the foremost student drama societies in the
country, if not the world, with alumni ranging from John Gielgud
to Rowan Atkinson, Imogen Stubbs to Rosamund Pike.
Tickets: £7 (£5 concessions)
Box Office: 01865 305 305 or www.ticketsoxford.com
Seating will be provided; warm clothing is recommended.