The Comedy of Errors (2015)

  • August 7th, 10th, 12th and 14th – The Fringe theSpaceUK (Venue 9)

Macbeth (2015)

  • August 8th, 11th, 13th and 15th – The Fringe theSpaceUK (Venue 9)

theSpace @ Niddry St (V9)

Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH

Adapted and directed by Tim Wilcock.

Following 2014’s successful adaptations of The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tim Wilcock produced fresh takes on The Comedy of Errors and Macbeth.  Written with a mixed aged audience in mind, anyone from the age of 7 found find plenty to amuse and intrigue them in each of these hour long productions.

  • “Fun, frolics and lots of noise” (Peeblesshire News).
  • “Accessible Shakespeare at its best” (Southern Reporter).

There is always a worry at the Fringe of low audience numbers, but we had three sell-out shows and all the rest were well attended.

The Comedy of Errors

Multiple mistaken identity as confusion and hilarity reign. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio meet their twin counterparts from Ephesus, with each being unaware of the other’s existence. Add a melodramatic matriarch, a naughty maid and a rowdy mob to create Carry on Chaos meets Laurel and Hardy in this intriguing take on Shakespeare’s shortest play.

Full video (49:46) of the Comedy of Errors

The long arm of the law

Short video (2:05) of the Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors (2015)

Download a PDF of our 2015 Fringe poster.


Macbeth’s afraid of his missus, the witches think they’re on Masterchef and a pair of murderers want Banquo’s head on a platter. With Lady Macbeth getting ever more power crazed and deranged, can Macduff save Scotland? Only if the audience join his army. Inventive take on the Scottish play.

Macbeth slide show on Flickr

Full video (50:13) of Macbeth
Lady Macbeth and the asssassins

Macduff and assassins

Short video (2:30) of Macbeth

Macbeth (2015)

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth argue

Spring Tour

The hugely successful Shakespeare Shorts Spring Tour tour took in Biggar Corn Exchange (26th March), Carlops Village Hall (27th March) and the Eastgate Theatre (2nd April).

  • “Fun, frolics and lots of noise” (Peeblesshire News).
  • “Accessible Shakespeare at its best” (Southern Reporter).

Edinburgh Fringe

Competing for an audience with around 3000 other shows in nearly 300 venues is going to be quite a challenge, but the actors are up for it – and we hope that we can attract many of those who attend Shakespeare at Traquair’s promenade performances at Traquair to the heart of the Royal Mile and our chosen venue, theSpaceUK at Niddry Street (Venue 9)

Venue 9 is literally a few steps down from the Royal Mile and we’ve been asked by theSpaceUK, one of the major Fringe promoters, to open their programme for the first week of the Fringe.  They are very excited to be hosting a high quality family show in one of their prestigious new venues.

We will be performing The Comedy of Errors at 11.30am on August 7th, 10th, 12th and 14th and Macbeth at 11.30am on August 8th, 11th, 13th and 15th.  We’d have gone for a full run at the Fringe except for the fact that the cast has to go back to school on August 16th!  Tickets will be on sale in late spring from the Fringe Central venue (0131 226 0000) or via the Fringe website (  We will be in the Fringe programme (in the Children’s section) and on the website, so please check us out.  But, more importantly, please come and support us.

Another publicity photograph

Lady Macbeth - out, damned spot

Publicity photograph