About the Show/Event
Information for The Taming of the Shrew at Barbican Centre, West End (Play). Two wealthy sisters in Padua must be married off. The modest, demure Bianca has no shortage of suitors, but who on earth will take the wild, ungovernable, ?shrewish' Katherina? Perhaps the gold-digging Petruchio, as maddeningly strong willed and perverse as Katherina herself, will be equal to the task of bullying her to the altar. Shakespeare's outrageous comedy introduces one of the theatre's great screwball double-acts, a couple hellbent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to its controversial conclusion. Gender Swapped.
Approximate runtime 170minutes (including any interval).
Performers Joseph Arkley (Katherine), Charlotte Arrowsmith (Curtis), Hannah Azuonye (Pedant), Melody Brown (Vincentia), Richard Clews (Grumio), James Cooney (Bianco), Amelia Donkor (Hortensia), Laura Elsworthy (Trania), Amanda Harris (Baptista), Emily Johnstone (Lucentia), Alex Jones (Haberdasher), Alexander Mushore (Servant), Michael Patrick (Tailor), Claire Price (Petruchia), Sophie Stanton (Gremia), Aaron Thiara (Servant of Petruchia), Amy Trigg (Biondella), Leo Wan (Widower).
Author Shakespeare. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Justin Audibert. Design Stephen Brimson Lewis. Costume Hannah Clark. Lighting Matt Peel. Music Ruth Chan. Sound Claire Windsor. Director Lucy Cullingford (movement). Director Rachel Bown-Williams (fight director). Director Ruth Cooper-Brown (fight director).