And now for something completely different … Comedy of Errors and the ASC

The Comedy of Errors - Australian Shakespeare Company
The Comedy of Errors presented by the Australian Shakespeare Company

For those who have been wondering where I have been since my last post – the short answer is “the usual”: designing, acting and trying for that elusive work/life balance.  And the past four months have been crazy busy on all fronts!

Why Must The Show Go On?” continues the film festival circuit and is about to undergo a new incarnation – again for the screen – in the form of a series.  But not much more can be said yet, as that work continues … more will be revealed when the information is publicly available.

Incognita Design continues to add to it’s stable – new clients Tommy Rando, Chiropractic Alchemy and Lawrence Hypnotherapy (still being developed) have all joined the Incognita ranks, with Caitlin O’Connor, Paul Dawber and two other actor clients signing up for sites in the past two weeks.

And the news from the acting front is that I’ve been in rehearsals for the past month for the Australian Shakespeare Company’s current season of “The Comedy of Errors“, which opens this week at the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne. I play “Dowsabel” in this version (adapted for the stage by Robert Benedetti), who is a combination of “Luce” (also known as “Nell”) and just about every other servant who speaks in the play, which ends up making me the quintessential bossy kitchen wench who is described as “a mountain of mad flesh” … oh yes, wait ’till you see the costume … and the mask!!

See below for the official blurb about the show from the ASC, ticket booking information and performance dates.  Oh, and if you’re in Melbourne pick up a copy of The Age tomorrow and flip over to the “Melbourne Life” section for an article about the show with photo of the cast.  I’ll keep updating here as more press coverage appears – and I hope to see you at the show!


And for all those based in Victoria, there is a special ticket promo currently in play (‘scuse the pun) …

Until 11.59pm on Wed 14 July, 2010 all Victorian residents who book tickets and have opted in to receive info from Ticketmaster go into the running to win a 4 night stay at Citadine Melbourne on Bourke. To book tickets and enter, just click on this link:

Every why hath a wherefore.

Australian Shakespeare Company Artistic Director, Glenn Elston, places his inspired comic touch on a production that draws on the style of commedia dell’arte combined with the surreal and absurd to lift Shakespeare’s hilarious text into a new comedy orbit.

The Comedy of Errors is a joyful journey of chaos and confusion caused when two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, end up in the same town. Unbeknown to each other they are also in the same town as their estranged father and mother. Combining just the right balance of pathos and ridiculous to the story Shakespeare starts them all apart and brings them all together in the course of one day. This fast paced comedy will take you on a roller coaster of mistaken identity that leads to seduction, arrest, infidelity, beatings, theft and general all round madness, and ending (of course) in resolving and reuniting all concerned.

An astounding cast, including Brendan O’Connor, Simon Mallory, Terri Brabon, Ross Williams, Kevin Hopkins, Hugh Sexton, Josephine Bloom, Syd Brisbane, Adrian Dart, Tony Rive, Shireen Morris, Phil Lambert, Doru Surcel, Lisa Angove, Sally McLean and Steve Rodowsky, breathe new life into this much loved text.

DATES: Thursday 15 July – Sunday 25 July 2010

TIMES: Tuesday and Wednesday – 7pm, Thursday to Saturday – 8pm, Sunday – 5pm

WHERE: Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street, Melbourne

PRICES: Adults $45 A Res, $35 B Res; Concession/Groups $40 A Res, $30 B Res, Child $25 A & B Res
BOOKINGS: 136 100 or the venue 9650 1500

Hope to see some of you there! 🙂

One thought on “And now for something completely different … Comedy of Errors and the ASC

  1. Hey you! Wow – great to hear that you’re doing the current ASC show – you must be in heaven doing a Shakespeare again! I’ll be in town this week, so I’m definitely booking to come with. Much love fabulous woman and see you on stage! x

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