The beautiful Isabella and her Flávio are itching to be stitched together in matrimonial bliss. Perfect. Until their imbecile parents, Signore Pantalone and Dr. Gratiano, tear the seams of their friendship and destroy the happy day. 


An outsider appears

Zanni interferes 

Come laugh and cheer

The Travelling masks

World Premiere



In 2017 a bunch of individuals from around the world traveled to Reggio Emilia, Italy to train with Antonio Fava at Scuola Internazionale dell’Attore Comico – SIAC. The result is an inspiring worldwide commedia dell’arte collaboration!


This is the opening leg of a world theatre adventure. The show will travel the globe but with a new cast in each country - only the masks and plot will travel. The beauty lies in commedia dell’arte not being scripted so the show will change wildly form one place to the next depending on the cultural identification of characters! The aim of the Travelling Masks is the promotion of joy that comes from traditional theatre and the inclusion of anyone who wishes to be involved - creating a global theatre family!


A package originating from London containing masks (made by Lee White), batacchios, and a canovaccio will be sent to the participating world locations in sequential order. Each location has 4 weeks to cast, devise, perform and send the box to the next location. The canovaccio is a secret until the cast open the box.

4th February at The Cockpit Theatre.

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