September 29, 2017

Victoria University of Wellington SUMMER SHAKESPARE 2018 

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Samuel Phillips 

Two sets of twins separated by accident, a husband condemned to death on a search mission for his lost wife. One of Shakespeare’s earliest plays; a fast-paced farce of arriving in a new town, looking for food, family and home.

Summer Shakespeare Wellington is excited to bring The Comedy of Errors to Wellington directed by Samuel Phillips. The play will be farcical, wondrous, cosmopolitan in the extreme. Expect epic poor-theatre set pieces and tight ensemble work.

Summer Shakespeare, now in its 35th year, is an excellent opportunity to spend summer with a tightknit ensemble building a brand new production. Professional and emerging actors are equally welcomed to audition, and will be trained in Shakespearean stagecraft, farce and outdoor performance. This production will be staged in the central city.

Samuel has directed a range of Shakespeare plays in found spaces around Wellington. The company is extremely lucky to have David Carnegie and Lori Leigh as dramaturges.

The Comedy of Errors is set in Ephesus, a city which is always changing, always shifting. Ephesus, like Wellington, is marked by an intense willingness to welcome, to pop-up, to do things that are always new, always changing. We want to celebrate that. You can be anyone here, you can find yourself here. Come join us.

If you want to be part of this year’s production, sign up for the audition workshops now!

Audition Dates:
Saturday 7th or Saturday 21st October, 2017 | 10 am till 1 pm 

Performance season:
3 performances early February, Gladstone Vineyard, Wairarapa
Friday 16th February till Saturday 3rd March, Wellington

Please prepare a 1min monologue from any Shakespearean play

93 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Wellington

Sign up:
Email your CV to our Stage Manager, Hannah Japes at,
or fill out the following form here

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Questions? Ask! 

Casting will be finalised by the the end of October with rehearsals to begin first week of November.

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