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Thursday 7 Saturday 9 February 2019

The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Chris Honer

A classic comedy and one of his most popular and often controversial works, The Taming of the Shrew is based on Shakespeare’s depiction of love and courtship. In this inventive all-female production, we open up new insights into the more conventional gender politics and notions of male authority and control. Innovative, captivating and incredibly funny, this production promises plenty of surprises and lots of new discoveries about women, men and Shakespeare.

‘Unlike other misogynistic shrew literature, this play satirizes not woman herself in the person of the shrew, but male attitudes toward women.’ — Coppélia Kahn (1975)

Performances

  • Thursday 7 February (7.15pm)
  • Friday 8 February (2.15pm & 7.15pm)
  • Saturday 9 February (7.15pm)

Cast

Lucentio – Jessica Nicholson
Tranio – Freya de Wild
Katherina – Frederica Davies
Baptista Minola – Eilís Konstantina
Gremio – Elizabeth Kentish
Hortensio – Becky Bowe
Bianca – Xsara-Sheneille Pryce
Biondello – Dora Davis
Petruchio – Kirsty Johnson
Grumio – Lucy Greenaway

Designer: Abby Clarke