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The Taming of the Shrew archiveTwo 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. Welcome to Padua, Texas, where men are men and cattle are nervous... When Petruchio rides into town seeking fortune and a wife, he sets his sights on beautiful, ferocious Kate. He’ll do anything to tame her and get a ring on her finger. But the wedding’s a joke and the marriage a farce. Who wins in this barn-storming comedy of brawling lovers? Queen’s Artistic Director Bob Carlton brings alive the romance and excitement of the Wild West in this gun-blazing comedy, cramming it with rollicking country melodies such as Gene Autry’s Back in the Saddle Again, Frankie Lane’s High Noon and Tumbling Tumbleweeds by The Sons of the Pioneers - all performed live on stage by cut to the chase...


Jared Ashe, Elliot Harper, Simon Jessop, Tom Jude, Creg Last, Natasha Moore, matthew Quinn, Sarah Scowen, Mark Stanford, Claire Storey


Author: Shakespeare
Company: Cut to the Chase
Director: Bob Carlton
Design: Norman Coates
Musical Director: Carol Sloman
Lighting: Andy Lewis
Choreographer: Hannah Welch

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0980458596. Details of all The Taming of the Shrew archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S5195

Archive Listings

8 Apr 11
30 Apr 11
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Hornchurch, Essex
Performance Details => Venue archive


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