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Performance

VenueBarbican Centre
Other spaces: Barbican Theatre,Barbican Hall. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre, Cinema1,Cinema2,Gallery, Silk Street Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From5th November 2019
To18th January 2020
When19:15. Oct 29 at 19:00. Thu,Sat Mats 13:15
What is currently on at Barbican Centre (V371)

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the ShrewT1948208718
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.
Author Shakespeare


Archive :: production:T1948208718, play:S5195, venue:V371

Production details

Gender Swapped.

Special Performances


  • 17 Dec 19 Audio Described

Company

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)
Performer Joseph Arkley (Katherine)
Performer Charlotte Arrowsmith (Curtis)
Performer Hannah Azuonye (Pedant)
Performer Melody Brown (Vincentia)
Performer Richard Clews (Grumio)
Performer James Cooney (Bianco)
Performer Amelia Donkor (Hortensia)
Performer Laura Elsworthy (Trania)
Performer Amanda Harris (Baptista)
Performer Emily Johnstone (Lucentia)
Performer Alex Jones (Haberdasher)
Performer Alexander Mushore (Servant)
Performer Michael Patrick (Tailor)
Performer Claire Price (Petruchia)
Performer Sophie Stanton (Gremia)
Performer Aaron Thiara (Servant of Petruchia)
Performer Amy Trigg (Biondella)
Performer Leo Wan (Widower)

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