Elgin Cathedral is to provide the atmospheric backdrop for a fun-filled evening of Shakespearean comedy this Saturday 22 July.
Illyria are bringing an open-air production of The Comedy of Errors to the magnificent surroundings of the medieval ruins in Moray. Historic Environment Scotland (HES), who manage Elgin Cathedral, are inviting visitors to enjoy this contemporary production of Shakespeare’s classic farce, believed to be one of his earlier plays.
A riotous tale of mishap and mistaken identity, The Comedy of Errors follows the journey of two pairs of identical twins who are separated at birth then unwittingly reunited as adults - with comical consequences.
Lorna Ewan, Head of Visitor Experience, Content and Learning at HES, said: “Elgin Cathedral is one of Scotland’s most beautiful medieval cathedrals, and an ideal location for outdoor theatre.
“The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s most farcical comedies, so expect an evening of slapstick and whimsical wordplay in a magical setting.”
The Comedy of Errors takes place at Elgin Cathedral on Saturday 22 July. Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start. The performance running time is approximately 2 hours.
Tickets are available online and on the door, with a 10% discount available for Historic Scotland members.
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About Elgin Cathedral:
Elgin Cathedral, known as the ‘Lantern of the North’, is one of Scotland’s most beautiful medieval cathedrals.
The cathedral was once richly carved and adorned with stained glass and painted decoration. A fine collection of architectural fragments hints at the building’s lost beauty, while documentary evidence sheds light on religious life at Elgin.
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