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The Comedy of Errors (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Musical  -  18 April 1978 (UK)
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The Royal Shakespeare Company act (and sing and dance!) Shakespeare's play about two sets of identical twins, separated at birth and brought together by circumstance.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Coburn ...
The Duke
Griffith Jones ...
Mike Gwilym ...
Michael Williams ...
Nickolas Grace ...
Norman Tyrrell ...
Barbara Shelley ...
Robin Ellis ...
Marie Kean ...
Jacob Witkin ...
Porpentine Proprieter


The Royal Shakespeare Company act (and sing and dance!) Shakespeare's play about two sets of identical twins, separated at birth and brought together by circumstance. Written by Kathy Li

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Comedy | Musical





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18 April 1978 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La comedia de las equivocaciones  »

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A wonderful theatre production with a great cast.
22 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was a marvellous production which I was fortunate to see live at the time-(Oct. 1976) when I was 12!! Because of this,I found the opening explanatory scene slow-(still do,strangely enough).However,this is made up for with a fast paced,brilliantly acted tour-de-force with great songs/music. At such a young age,I couldn't understand the complexities of the plot but it made no difference as the exuberance of the whole show left me in awe.It truly was unforgettable. Tracking it down on video was a joy as I could relive it nearly 30 years later-(true,it can't be as good as 'live' and it was disconcerting to see my face in an audience close up shot!!) If you saw this production or love the theatre then try and get hold of a copy and marvel at the brilliance of Judi Dench,the energy of Michael Williams and Mike Gwiliym and many other superb performances by well known stars. The pace never lets up and you are left with a feeling of being thoroughly entertained. Watch and enjoy.

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