"This energetic twist on Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors is a thrill, GRADE: A!"
-Entertainment Weekly


”This fantastic show is one of the most entertaining, slick and inventive you'll see on the Fringe this year—and it has some clever insights to shed on the Bard's classic farce too. . .Does what so many productions fail to do—it makes Shakespeare funny.
Not just chuckling, yes-I-see-this-part-is-meant-to-be-comical funny, but laugh out loud, hollering and cheering funny. . .The language is as clever, sharp and twisty as Shakespeare's.”
-Edinburgh Evening News


"Nothing short of brilliant. Clever writing, rhythmic flow, witty musical allusions and intelligent humor…the show is thoroughly entertaining.”

“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


Bomb-itty is witty, lewd and altogether new. Think 'The Beastie Boys from Syracuse'."
-The New Yorker


”A stroke of genius. . .the language fizzes with new life, it's irreverent and yet in tune with Shakespeare's original, it's clever and witty and fast.”
-The Times


Bomb-itty of Errors' gives the bard's slapstick farce a Generation-Y rejuvenation...scores very high on sexy-party index...You're carried along by the energetic tumble of words.”
-The Wall Street Journal




"It's part farce, part parody, a bit musical, and a bit of a drag show. But don't bother trying to classify it - The Bomb-itty of Errors is a witty and irresistible hit…It's intelligently written and hysterically performed…if the bard were alive today he might well be a rapper. Bomb-itty is rap at its best, theatre at its most compelling." From Julie Taymor's article about The Bomb-itty in Vogue Magazine (May 2000)

-Julie Taymor (Director of The Lion King and Titus)


"One of the most innovative and sexiest pieces of theatre I've seen in years...an insanely talented cast...pure theatrical magic...the future of the American theatre"

-LGNY (Lesbian and Gay New York)






The Bomb-itty of Errors is a hip-hop ad-rap-tation of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. It was a smash Off-Broadway hit in New York in 1999 with over 300 performances at 45 Bleeker St. It then went on to play in London’s West End, Chicago, Florida, Dublin, Edinburgh, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Amsterdam (Dutch Translation), and continues to tour around the world. The show was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Best Lyrics across from Stephen Sondheim, Outer Critics Circle Award, and won the Jeff Award in Chicago and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Show at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. The Bomb-itty is available through Samuel French.



Written by Jordan Allen-Dutton, Jason Catalano, GQ, and Erik Weiner.
Music by JAQ. Directed by Andy Goldberg.