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
Silk Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 8DS
Liverpool Street, Farringdon, Blackfriars
2hr 50min (inc. interval)
Tuesday 5th November 2019
Saturday 18th January 2020