Night of Er­rors be­comes chaos

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ADE­LAIDE ac­tor Re­nato Mu­solino has gone from a near train wreck to a Com­edy of Er­rors.

Mu­solino stepped in for Barry Otto when he had to with­draw from the South Aus­tralian State Theatre Com­pany’s (STC) 2013 Ade­laide Fes­ti­val show, The Kreutzer Sonata in March.

Now he’s play­ing Dromio of Syra­cuse, part of a twin set with Nathan O’Keefe in Shake­speare’s The Com­edy Of Er­rors, which lands on the Gold Coast af­ter its two-week de­but sea­son in Ade­laide.

‘‘At least I’ve had a chance to re­hearse this prop­erly,’’ Mu­solino says.

‘‘Things get very com­pli­cated and very funny.’’

The new show, part of The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast’s 2103 sub­scrip­tion sea­son, is a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween STC and Bell Shake­speare, the two com­pa­nies join­ing forces to bring one of Shake­speare’s ear­li­est plays into the present day.

‘‘We have pre­sented Bell pro­duc­tions in the past but it’s the first time we’ve built some­thing from the ground up with them,’’ STC artis­tic di­rec­tor Geordie Brook­man says.

Af­ter its de­but at Ade­laide’s Dun­stan Play­house, The Com­edy Of Er­rors lands on the Coast to launch a six-month national tour to 31 venues in ev­ery state and ter­ri­tory, cul­mi­nat­ing with a sea­son at the Syd­ney Opera House.

‘‘It’s re­ally im­por­tant that we re­mind national au­di­ences that we are here mak­ing re­ally good work,’’ Brook­man says.

The play’s Syd­ney-based di­rec­tor Imara Sav­age says it has been ex­cit­ing to work on The Com­edy Of Er­rors with a new creative team and ac­tors.

Sav­age has shifted the com­edy’s set­ting from day­time to oc­cur over the course of a big night out. ‘‘I wanted to evoke the feel­ing of a night out that starts off rel­a­tively be­nign and be­comes in­creas­ingly chaotic and sur­real,’’ she says.

The Com­edy of Er­rors.

Bell Shake­speare The Com­edy of Er­rors plays The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast on Wed­nes­day at 7.30pm and July 18 at 11am. Visit thearts­cen­tregc.com.au or call 5588 4000 to book.

Ade­laide ac­tor Re­nato Mu­solino

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