Ruislip Lions and Illyria Theatre presents Comedy of Errors

Ruislip Lions are delighted to welcome Illyria Theatre company to perform for their summer event at Manor Farm.

This is an outdoor performance, taking place on the Grass Courtyard, outside the Manor Farm Library.

In their 26th open-air touring season, and renowned all over the world for their clarity, quality and ingenuity, Illyria return to their home-turf: Shakespearean comedy. Two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, unknowingly end up in the same city. More and more people are sucked into a vortex of mistaken identity including an Officer who is paid per arrest, a Goldsmith who hasn’t been paid at all, a delayed Merchant, an irate Courtesan and a mad Exorcist. To say nothing of a wife who sometimes feels her husband is two different personalities, and a poor Immigrant who is arrested for being the wrong nationality. And what exactly is the Abbess of Ephesus’s dark secret? Will anything ever make sense again?

To cap it all, this year Illyria’s Shakespeare production is re-located to the town of Ephesus, Mexico, and is performed by our very own 5-piece Mariachi band, resplendent in ponchos and sombreros. Ay caramba!

Recommended Age: Adults / children aged 5+

Running Time: 2 hours including a 20 minute interval

Gates Open: from 6pm for picnickers.

Entry: to the performance area will be from either end of the library.

Parking: is free in St Martin’s Approach car park, after 6pm.

Seating NOT provided: Bring your own low-backed chair or a rug to sit on, along with warm clothing and insect repellent!  Please note that Patrons bringing chairs will be placed at the sides and rear of the grassed area, to allow those sitting on the ground a chance to see.

No tables, gazebos or BBQs permitted.

No video / audio recording or flash photography permitted.

Please switch off mobile telephones during performance.

Weather: Rain will NOT stop play! As a charity, Ruislip Lions regret they will not refund cost of tickets. Come rain or shine the show will go on, regardless or wet weather.

Refreshments: There will be an outdoor Prosecco Bar and The Cow Byre Cafe will be open for the sale of teas, coffees etc., before the play starts and in the interval.

Toilets: The public toilets on the Bury Street side of the Great Barn will be open for this event.

Please carry away your own litter.


Tickets for this event are currently set at a lower, Early Booking Discount Rate of £13.50 / £8 under 16s / £40 for a Family of Five.

These prices will increase to £15 / £8 under 16s / £45 for a Family of Five from 13/06/2017

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Show Times

Saturday 24 June, 2017 at
Full Price – £13.50
Under 16s – £8.00
Family of Five – £40.00