Comedy Shakespeare Oddsocks returns to Leeds with free performance at Middleton Park
A comedy Shakespeare performance is returning to Leeds with a performance in Middleton Park.
Oddsocks Productions will be showcasing Shakespeare’s shortest and funniest plays “The Comedy of Errors” this summer.
In the play, a servant and mistress from far off Syracuse arrive in Ephesus in search of their long-lost twin siblings.
In no time at all they are trapped in a terrifying chain of chaotic events. Harangued by hapless husband and a gold-digging gigolo, challenged by a jeweller seeking justice and damned by a demonic doctor, the terrified twosome run headlong into a climactic happy ending which defies all probability.
In March 2020, the Derbyshire based company were about to celebrate thirty-one years of touring nationally but it was halted due to the pandemic.
Now, thanks to public donations and support from the government’s Cultural Recovery fund Oddsocks Productions is delighted to be back in business and touring this summer.
Creative Producer Elli Mackenzie said: “It’s been a very strange year and whilst we have thankfully remained physically well, our future was rocked at its core as all our income ceased immediately.
"Thanks to our loyal audience, the organisers at the venues we tour to and the financial support we have received via Arts Council England, we are back.
"We have had to adapt to keep going and one of the changes is that I am back in the summer production appearing alongside my husband and Oddsocks director Andy Barrow.
"It has been twenty years since we have toured together and I am really looking forward to being back on stage working with him”.
“The Comedy of Errors” will be at Middleton Park on Tuesday June 29.
It is a free performance.