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Elroy Ashmore

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors
  • Production: Comedy of Errors
  • Company: Theatre at the Mill home spun production
  • Venue: Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey
  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Michael Poynor after Shakespears
  • Directed by: Michael Poynor
  • Choreography by : Deborah Maguire
  • Composer : Mark Dougherty
  • Lighting Design by: Michael Poynor
  • Sound Design by: David Walker
  • Costume Design by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Set designed by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Photography by: Elroy Ashmore
  • Design © Elroy Ashmore
  • Image © Elroy Ashmore
This was the premier of a new musical based on A Comedy of Errors. It was set in Belfast during the 1920's and the split twins come from Belfast and Dublin. Comedy of Errors is about confusion and how we fit into society. The backing for the production is Belfast City Hall but it is fractured - an image that has been cut up and mirrored. On either side are sets of doors which add to the nature of it being a farce while at the centre is a local landmark - a pavilion which acts as a meeting place.