The whirling confusion of frustrated lovers wooing the wrong partner, bizarre fights between mistaken adversaries, obstreperous servants, lecherous old men and devious plots that go off the rails, all add to the general mayhem which will be great fun for actors and audience.
Both twins are played by Marcus Whitfield. He said: "Fortunately they are never on stage at the same time but it is an exciting challenge to change the personality and character in a moment while remembering who I am supposed to know and what I have done in each persona."
Director, Mark Frank, said: " Ranjit Bolt has done a brilliant job of translating the robustness and energy of the original into vernacular English. in a style which makes it immediately accessible to a modern audience, while preserving all the colour and spontaneity of its Commedia Dell’Arte roots. It is a joy to work with such vibrant material which fits in beautifully with the intimacy of the Chesil theatre.
Tickets, from £11. can be booked at www.chesiltheatre.org.uk
The Venetian Twins by Carlo Goldoni translated by Ranjit Bolt
Performances Saturday March 17th - Saturday March 24th 7.45pm
Matinee Saturday 24th 2.30pm