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The Comedy of Errors
5 - 8 August 2020
State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

The Comedy of Errors

5 - 8 August 2020 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

This event has been cancelled 

We are sad to announce that in relation to the global coronavirus pandemic, The Comedy of Errors, presented by State Theatre Centre of WA and Bell Shakespeare, will be cancelled.  

Like all companies in the live performance sector, Bell Shakespeare has been significantly impacted by the essential restrictions enforced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Comedy of Errors was to be a major national tour scheduled to open in regional NSW in June, then tour to 28 Australian venues including the State Theatre Centre of WA from 5 - 8 August, before culminating in performances at the Sydney Opera House in October. 

State Theatre Centre of WA and Bell Shakespeare thank you for your support and friendship during this difficult time.

Ticketholders have been contacted, if you are a ticketholder and haven't heard from us please email

Presented by State Theatre Centre of WA and Bell Shakespeare

Shipwrecked and separated 25 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong?

The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins.

At the heart of this tale of comedic misfortune is an old man searching for his lost children who has found himself in the fight of his life … to save his life. As far-fetched coincidences unfold, chaotic hilarity ensues and a man’s life could be saved — if only everything would go to plan.

Directed by Bell Shakespeare's Artistic Director Peter Evans, this is a beautiful story about reunion, wrapped up in an evening of entertainment and laughter.

After a day of mistaken identity leading to unfair thrashings, wrongful arrests and false charges of infidelity, robbery, madness and even demonic possession, can the twins possibly reunite and live happily ever after?


By William Shakespeare
Director Peter Evans
Designer Melanie Liertz
Lighting Designer Kelsey Lee
Composer & Sound Designer Ben Pierpoint
Movement Director Samantha Chester


Julia Billington

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.


  • $75.00 Adult 

A Reserve

  • $65.00 Adult
  • $45.00 Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed)
  • $30.00 Under 30s (Saturday 8 August 2:15pm performance only)

Groups (8+)

  • $70.00 Premium (10+)
  • $60.00 A Reserve (10+)
  • $40.00 Concession Groups (10+)
  • $25.00 Schools performance (8+) Thursday 6 August at 11am. Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 8 tickets purchased.
  • $32.50 A Reserve Schools (8+) Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 8 tickets purchased.
  • For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email

Pricing and Fee Information

Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36. 
Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $4.40 for Registered Mail.
All tickets/items prices include GST if applicable and are quoted in Australian dollars.
Ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted, either up or down, based on real-time market demand, and without notice.
Please note ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Captioned performance

  • Thursday 6 August 2020 at 7.30pm.
  • To secure your Captioning Device for the night, please contact the venue. The devices are subject to availability. Alternatively the Go Theatrical Captioning App, on which the captions can be viewed during the show, can be downloaded onto your own apple or android device.

Auslan interpreted performance

  • Thursday 6 August 2020 at 7.30pm Use promo code AUSLAN to access seats in view of the interpreter. 

Audio Described performance

  • Saturday 8 August at 2.15pm

Schools performance

  • Thursday 6 August 2020 at 11am

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