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Stage Plays: Claudie Blakley co-stars in William Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors'

Claudie Blakley (aka P&P 05's own Charlotte Lucas) co-stars in one of Shakespeare's plays, The Comedy Of Errors, in which she plays Adriana, who mistakes Antipholus of Syracuse for her husband (Antipholus of Ephesus).

The screening on Thursday, March 8, will be a recording of a live performance that took place at the National Theatre March 1st.

According to the London Evening Standard, The Comedy of Errors is in rep at the National's Olivier until April 1 (nationaltheatre.org, 020 7452 3000). The production will be broadcast in selected cinemas as part of National Theatre Live on Thursday (ntlive.com).

Check and watch the preview trailer for The Comedy of Error and see production stills of CB below...


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The Comedy of Errors Production Stills
featuring Claudie Blakley as Adriana
 (Source: Photos by Johan Persson | National Theatre - The Comedy of Errors)

According to UK's BBC News, the National Theatre's production of Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors has opened to positive reviews in London.
Making its own error, the theatre's programme partnered one character with the wrong husband - just as the character mistakenly does on stage.

In the play, Adriana's husband is Antipholus of Ephesus. According to the programme, she was married to his twin brother Antipholus of Syracuse.
The error mirrors scenes where Adriana mistakes Syracuse for her husband.
Also, a writing in The Telegraph, Charles Spencer said Henry "once again impresses" adding: "Cooke and his fine company achieve the transition from ribald humour to something deeper and truly heartfelt with grace".
Adriana mistakes Antipholus of Syracuse for her husband in the play. He also praised Claudie Blakley, who plays Adriana, for "a delightful comic turn".


More about The Comedy of Errors from an article via Broadway World...


La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the fifth High Definition screening of this season’s National Theatre Live series, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, written by William Shakespeare, directed by Dominic Cooke with Lenny Henry as Antipholus of Syracuse on SUNDAY, MARCH 18 at 2pm at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada.

Two sets of twins separated at birth collide in the same city without meeting for one crazy day, as multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale. And for no one more so than Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio who, in search of their brothers, arrive in a land entirely foreign to their distant home. A buzzing metropolis, to the outsiders it appears a place of wonderment and terror, where baffling gifts and unexplained hostilities abound. Consistently recognized by strangers, the visitors question their very selves as the turmoil escalates. Meanwhile, Aegeon, father to the Antipholus twins, has been captured searching for his sons and, as an illegal immigrant, is sentenced to death at sunset.

The cast of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS also includes Marcus Adolphy, Tom Anderson, Paul Bentall, Claudie Blakley, Ian Burfield, Silas Carson, Clare Cathcart, Adrian Hood, Chris Jarman, Lucian Msamati, Yvonne Newman, Pamela Nomvete, Rhiannon Oliver, Jude Owusu, Simon Parish, Daniel Poyser, Grace Thurgood, Amit Shah, Michelle Terry, Everal A Walsh and Rene Zagger. The production is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Paule Constable, music by Gary Yershon, movement by Ann Yee, sound by Christopher Shutt and fight direction by Kate Waters.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE performances are filmed live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to over 700 cinemas around the world, live in Europe and time delayed in the US and Canada, and delayed screenings in countries further afield. There are over 120 venues in the UK alongside venues in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, India, Scandinavia and Europe. The performances at the National are nominated in advance to allow cameras greater freedom in the auditorium.

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS running time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Read full article here!

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