Comedy of Henry’s on big screen

COMEDY OF ERRORS by Shakespeare,        , Author ' William Shakespeare, Director  -  Dominic Cooke, Designer ' Bunny Christie, Lighting ' Paule Constable,  The National Theatre, 2011, Credit: Johan Persson/
COMEDY OF ERRORS by Shakespeare, , Author ' William Shakespeare, Director - Dominic Cooke, Designer ' Bunny Christie, Lighting ' Paule Constable, The National Theatre, 2011, Credit: Johan Persson/
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LENNY Henry stars in the latest National Theatre Live production to be screened at the Heart of Hawick and Galashiels’ Pavilion Cinema.

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors will be staged in a contemporary world into which walk three prohibited foreigners who see everything for the first time.

Henry plays Antipholus of Syracuse in the furiously paced and funny show.

An NT Live spokesperson said: “Two sets of twins separated at birth collide in the same city without meeting for one crazy day, as multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale.

“And for no one more so than Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio who, in search of their brothers, arrive in a land entirely foreign to their distant home.

“A buzzing metropolis, to the outsiders it appears a place of wonderment and terror, where baffling gifts and unexplained hostilities abound.”

The Comedy of Errors is part of a series of live productions at the National Theatre filmed in high definition and broadcast via satellite to cinemas around the world.

The Comedy of Errors starts at 7pm on Thursday, March 1, with tickets priced at £12 (£10 concessions) available from the Heart of Hawick on 01450 360688, or contact The Pavilion on 01896 752767.