“A ridiculous amount of fun”, The Bomb-itty of Errorsopens at the Belfry in August.
Victoria, British Columbia…From August 5 – 24, 2014 the Belfry Theatre will present the musical comedy ad-rap-tation, The Bomb-itty of Errors. Directed by Catriona Leger, The Bomb-itty of Errors stars David Kaye (Belfry debut), Jameson M. Parker (Redand Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) at the Belfry), Brian Cochrane (Belfry debut), Niko Koupantsis (Belfry debut) and DJ Oker Chen (Belfry debut). The Bomb-itty of Errors was originally produced by Twenty Something Theatre and Temporary Thing.
Based on Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identities, The Comedy of Errors, The Bomb-itty of Errors infuses Elizabethan times with hip-hop flavour. The actors sing, rap, and rhyme catchy and laugh-out-loud songs that retain much of Shakespeare’s original text—all while a DJ spins original music onstage.
The Bomb-itty of Errors is advertised as a hip-hop version of “Willy Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors.” But never fear. If you don’t know hip-hop from boogie-woogie, you’re still likely to have a good time with the infectious fun generated by this engaging new show. Chicago Tribune
Nothing short of brilliant. Clever writing, rhythmic flow, witty musical allusions and intelligent humor…thoroughly entertaining. MTV
A rap version of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors… that pulses with wit, savvy and a sublime sense of its own ridiculousness…You’ll be enchanted. The Telegraph
The creative team for The Bomb-itty of Errors includes Sabrina Everett (Artistic Producer), Ian Schimpf (Set & Lighting Designer), Vanessa Imeson (Costume Designer), Anami Vice (Original Music & Sound). Jennifer Swan is the Stage Manager and Erin Voaklander is the Assistant Stage Manager.
Tuesday – Saturdays at 8 pm
Wednesday Matinee (August 13) at 1 pm
Saturday Matinees at 4 pm
Sunday Matinees at 2 pm
The Belfry’s Season Sponsors are Thrifty Foods, the Times Colonist, and Cook’s Day Off Fine Foods and Catering. The Canada Council for the Arts, the Province of British Columbia, the BC Arts Council, CRD Arts and the City of Victoria are government funders.