Shakespeare comedy will be very fast and silly

Dan Hill, Vicky Martin and Leigh Cunningham.
Dan Hill, Vicky Martin and Leigh Cunningham.
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Pandemonium breaks out in the port of Ephesus when a master and his servant arrive in Shakspeare’s The Comedy of Errors.

Being staged by Southsea Shakspeare Actors, from Wednesday until Saturday at the Hayling Island Station Theatre, the play follows the newcomers as they race to save their father.

Directing the production is Vincent Adams. He says: ‘As a farce, the play has a very tightly constructed plot which builds to a ludicrous climax.

‘It’s always great fun working with actors to see how they bring a new twist to the classic lines.’

Rehearsals have involved a lot of preparation for the battle scenes, as Vincent explains: ‘The cast are very willing to try anything in the name of slapstick, so it should all be very fast and very silly.’

The company has new members for the show, including David Pearson as Antipholus of Ephesus, Dan Hill as Dromio of Ephesus, Amy Barlow, Rebecca Davis and Jenny Bowden.

Read about the Southsea Shakespeare Actor rehearsals at ssaproductionblog.wordpress.com.

Tickets: £8 to £10 from Hayling Island Station Theatre on (023) 9246 6363 from Monday to Saturday 10am-12pm. Or book online at tinyurl.com/nbaqrym.