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BrumHour saw The Comedy of Errors at the invite of Paperback Theatre.
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Review: Little But Live’s The Comedy of Errors at Moseley Park and Pool
⭐⭐⭐⭐Loud and passionate
Directed by Lucy Bird
Returning to Moseley Park and Pool for Paperback Theatre’s Little But Live on a September Friday afternoon each year since the start of the pandemic has become something of a tradition. This is the third year of Little But Live and their outdoor stage productions feel bolder with each passing year.
The Comedy of Errors isn’t an easy story to abridge from a regular – two hours and twenty minutes down to just seventy minutes.
Confusion is king when Antipholus (Sam Claridge) and Dromio (Jason Adams) find themselves in a new town but everyone already seems to know them including Adriana (Victoria Agache) who says she is married to Antipholus and a merchant (Christina Appana) who created him a necklace that he knows nothing about.
This is a largely entertaining production where the humour of the script is used to great effect. The characters are loud, passionate and draw your attention even in the park setting. There is plenty of running around the stage and in the painted aisle. Many elements of the set and costuming have an upcycled style apart from the main purposed stage.
It is a great feeling to see the continued efforts of Paperback Theatre come to life on the stage. I’ve previously discovered that review endorsements count for very little when it comes to recommending actors and directors like it would in the world of Linkedin. This is a strong cast of four covering many roles, and each gets their scene stealing moments to shine.
This weekend includes a range of events including poetry, comedy and dance continuing until Sunday 18th September. Find out more about this year’s Little But Live here: paperbacktheatre.com/little-but-live.