Lenny’s Bard is good

The Comedy of Errors -- Lenny Henry and Chris Jarman
The Comedy of Errors -- Lenny Henry and Chris Jarman
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Comedian Lenny Henry is returning to Blackpool – on the cinema screen.

He is making his National Theatre debut in William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, which is being screened at the Blackpool Odeon on Thursday.

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. Shakespeare’s furiously paced comedy is staged in a contemporary world into which walk three prohibited foreigners who see everything for the first time.

Lenny Henry made his Shakespearean debut in the title role of Othello for Northern Broadsides/West Yorkshire Playhouse, which after a national tour transferred to the West End and for which he won the 2009 Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer Award.

A Blackpool favourite, he has toured worldwide with his stand-up comedy shows, and has appeared in and presented numerous television dramas, comedies and documentaries, including Three of a Kind, The Lenny Henry Show, Alive and Kicking, Chef!, Hope & Glory and Lenny Henry in Pieces. His many awards include the Lifetime Achievement – Performance Award at the 2003 British Comedy Awards, and a Golden Rose at the Montreux Television Festival.

The Comedy of Errors starts at 7pm and runs for two hours and 30 minutes. Tickets are available to purchase on ODEON’s website www.odeon.co.uk, mobi.odeon.co.uk, via the ODEON + Culture booking line on 0871 224 1891 or by calling in at the box office.