The Taming of the Shrew Tickets
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The ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in this ‘deftly provocative and exuberantly entertaining’ (The Times) production in which the 1590s are reimagined – with women in charge.
In this radical take on Shakespeare’s fierce and energetic comedy of gender, Baptista Minola is seeking to marry off her two sons, the sweet-tempered Bianco and the rebellious Katherine. Cue an explosive courtship and a keenly witty portrayal of hierarchy and control.
Taking inspiration from the novel The Power by Naomi Alderman, Justin Audibert directs a revelatory The Taming of the Shrew, set in a matriarchal world, with sumptuous Elizabethan costumes.
Justin Audibert Director
Stephen Brimson Lewis Set Design
Hannah Clark Costumes
Matt Peel Lighting
Ruth Chan Music
Claire Windsor Sound
Lucy Cullingford Movement
Rachel Bown-Williams, Ruth Cooper-Brown Fights
Age restrictionTo be confirmed.
Running time2hr 50min (inc. interval)
Performance dates5 November 2019 - 18 January 2020
A post-show talk that is free for same-day ticket holders will be held on Monday, 16 December 2019. A Weekend Lab led by Justin Audibert will be held from 18 to 19 January 2020.