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One of Britain’s leading travelling theatre companies, The Festival Players, will perform William Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors in the grounds of Parrox Hall, in Preesall, on Thursday.

A Comedy of Errors, which is Shakespeare’s shortest play, is a brilliant farce of mistaken identities, combined with a few undertones of the dramatic and sinister.

In the play, a master and his servant arrive in a foreign port which, unbeknown to them, is the home of their long-lost twin brothers.

Mayhem ensues as brother is taken for brother in a riotous train of misunderstandings, seduction, and pursuit.

The Festival Players’ production is a colourful and entertaining romp performed by the traditional all-male cast.

Parrox Hall is one of the oldest houses in Lancashire and it has been occupied by the same family since well before Shakespeare’s day.

A spokesman for the venue said: “Its spacious gardens provide a magnificent setting for the performance and an opportunity to enjoy both a summer evening picnic and some first-class 

Gates for the event open at 5.45 pm and the performance will then begin at 7.30pm.

For more information or to book tickets (priced at £15 or £10 for children under the age of 16), contact Tracy on (01253) 812 209.

Tickets can also be booked online by following the link at www.parroxhall.co.uk.

More information about the Festival Players and their performances is also available by logging on to http://www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk/INFO-Tour1.html.