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Kent Rep Plays

Kent Rep Productions Following on from their much acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream last summer, Kent Rep revisit Shakespeare’s most farcical comedy, originally presented at Hever in their very first year as a theatre company in 1983. The show led directly to the formation of the Hever Lakeside Theatre and the Hever Summer Festival in the following year, which also included a production of Oh What a Lovely War!
Comedy of Errors Thursday 30th July – Sunday 2nd August
incl. matinee performance – Friday 31st July

The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare

This farcical, sometime zany, comedy is ideally suited to the inventive and original style that has come to characterise Kent Rep’s approach to Shakespeare’s comedies. The action of the play centres around two pairs of identical twins and the consequent potential for mistaken identity that leads in turn to wild mishaps, wrongful beatings and
a near-incestuous seduction! It is fast moving, dynamic and very, very funny. If good old-fashioned slapstick and comic mayhem are to your taste, this is your show!

Great fun, wildly entertaining, it’s kind of like the Three Stooges in Shakespeare time!
Oh what a lovely war Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th August
Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th September

Joan Littlewood’s Musical Entertainment

Oh What a Lovely War

by Theatre Workshop, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the Original Cast.
Title suggested by Ted Allan.

Originally produced in 1963 by Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop, Oh What a Lovely War was later turned into a film by Richard Attenborough after winning the Grand Prix of the Theatre des Nations festival in Paris. Presented in the format of a pre-1914 Pierrot Show, OWALW tells the story of the First World War in a series of music hall turns and comedy sketches, interspersed with well known songs of the time such as Goodbyee, Hold your Hand Out Naughty Boy, Pack Up Your Troubles and Its a Long Way to Tipperary. But what starts off as a highly enjoyable popular entertainment becomes a poignant and moving theatrical experience as the full story of the war unfolds.

Oh What a Lovely War is a classic of the modern theatre and an example of live theatre at its unique and unmissable best.


‘Royal Circle’
Thu/Fri/Sun eve
Friday Matinee

The Box Office, The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle, Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent. TN8 7NG | Tel: 01732 866114 |