The opening weekend of The Comedy of Errors has been and gone but we've still got 2 more weeks of performances. Not sure whether to come along or not? Why not take a look at some of the reactions to the show to help you make up your mind!
What the Press Have Said:
THE HERALD – 4 STARS – National and personal identity are artfully explored in The Comedy of Errors...The tartan stylings of Carys Hobbs’ costume design immediately add a frisson of referendum rhetoric..The double act of James Ronan and Robert Elkin (as Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse) means the practically panto-like action is in very safe hands. The farcical situations (cue gas gags and even the Benny Hill theme tune) are also played out convincingly by the further members of the cast – Nicole Cooper’s wailing wifie Adriana is worth a special mention, as is Kirk Bage’s scene-stealing performance as conjuror Dr Pinch...the Scottish music selection keeps the biting cold of the Botanic at bay through the tartan-tapping of toes.
THE SCOTSMAN – Gordon Barr’s riotous 12-strong company..romp through their wild take on Shakespeare’s early comedy...As ever, Barr’s gifted company are not short of bright ideas on bringing new life to Shakespeare...I’ve never seen a production that tackled Shakespeare’s endless punning comedy so boldly, drawing the audience into the verbal battle between Robert Elkin’s Dromio of Syracuse and various adversaries like the crowd at a rap slam...there is a fine choral rendition of The Proclaimer’s I’m On My Way to round off the evening and send us home happy.
What the Audiences Have Said (On Facebook and Twitter):
Went to The Comedy of Errors last night and had a brilliant time. So very funny with excellent use of music throughout. Laughed and laughed - not to be missed !!
Just back from tonights performance. Fabulous!
***** - LOVED the Comedy of Errors last night. Very, very funny, brilliant cast, loved the songs and tartan costumes. The whole look of the show worked so well and the play was brought to life with clever direction.
Fantastic 'comedy of errors' @bardbotanics tonight. Very funny - and excellently played. Well done
The opening night of 'The Comedy of Errors' last night @bardbotanics was spectacular! Glasgow people, don't miss that brilliant show!
Wasn't sure what to expect from Comedy of Errors at @BardBotanics cos it's not the best play, but it was genuinely hilarious. Recommended.
The show runs until Sat 12th July (no performances on Sundays, Mondays or Friday 4th July) and you can book tickets by phone on 0141 429 0022 or through our website at www.bardinthebotanics.co.uk