The Comedy of Errors

The combination of the National Theatre and Lenny Henry was too good to miss! Could Chef do Shakespeare?
The answer is yes – no problem! a funny role is a funny role, and Lenny Henry knows what to do with a funny role. His smiling eyes and wild grin are just as funny on stage as on TV. The big shock was seeing how much older he is, and how much weight he pas put on since his Chef days. but, it happens to all of us.
The production was inventive, combining two modern English accents to distinguish the two groups. Lenny Henry had the Jamaican beat, while the two sisters Adriana (Claudie Blakley) and Luciana (Michele Terry) stuck with estuary English. The contrast was funny and very believable.
Seeing this production I am again amazed that people still claim they can’t stand Shakespeare!

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to The Comedy of Errors

  1. Keith says:

    So the play is a bit light and this production was gimmicked up to the eyeballs, but it was still fun.After London Assurance and All's Well That Ends Well and this production, I am definitely getting to be a fan of Michelle Terry.

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