​Shakespeare Within Tent:
The Comedy of Errors
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June

Plans are well in hand for the Brighton Shakespeare Company's performances of The Comedy of Errors in a marquee on Coronation Green on the evenings of Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June.

Directed by the Treason Show's Mark Brailsford, this will be the first outing of the play before it transfers to Brighton Open Air Theatre for its summer run. Mark will be appearing in the show along with BSC actor Kerron Garner, and a special guest actor, Paul Moriarty. Paul is best known as George Palmer in Eastenders, and has appeared in many television series such as Ashes to Ashes and Doctors.

The marquee will have carpet and seating so that you can fully enjoy this madcap farce of mistaken identity between two sets of twins in ancient Greece, in our own gorgeous setting by the River Adur. This will be a splendid summer evening's entertainment suitable for all ages, with plenty of opportunity to bring friends and family for a picnic before the play.

We have secured Harvey's Brewery mobile bar for Friday evening and all day on Saturday, along with Ruen Thai Food and Teddy's café providing their gorgeous cakes, teas and coffees.

The play starts at 7pm each evening. Food and drink stalls are available from 4pm on Friday and all day on Saturday.

Tickets are very reasonably priced at £10 for children and students, £15 for adults and £45 for a family of 4. Tickets are available from www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk. Wordfest supporters can purchase reduced tickets for the Friday 15 performance: £10 for adult and £5 for child. (Please quote Wordfest supporter when booking the tickets).​To become a Wordfest supporter please sign up for our regular newsletter - click here.

Open Marquee sessions Saturday 16 June

In addition to The Comedy of Errors performances, the marquee will be open to the public all day on Saturday.

There will be a copper ring-making workshop as part of the Adur Art Trail in the morning, followed by open mic performances on the stage from 12-4pm. These include pupils from Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Lancing performing extracts from Romeo and Juliet. Emily Longhurst, Welly Wailers and Seven Singers are all lined up, with room for more offers so get in touch if you are interested or know of anyone else who would like to perform: shorehamwordfest@yahoo.co.uk