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Shakespeare's Globe

The Taming of the Shrew

Family Performances

  • Education/PlayingShakespeare2017

Saturday 4 – Saturday 25 March 2017

Globe Theatre

Tickets Running Time
Yard (standing) £5 | Gallery (seated) £10 – £15 Approx. 90 minutes (no interval)
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Creatives


Writer
William Shakespeare 

Director
Jacqueline Defferary 

Designer
Michael Pavelka 

Composer
Olly Fox

Choreographer
Sian Williams

Fight Director
Kev McCurdy 

Musical Director
Louise Anna Duggan 

Cast


Layo-Christina Akinlude
Female Usher / Bianca

James Backway
Lucentio

Michael Fenner
Baptista

Alex Gaumond
Christopher Sly / Petruchio 

Richard James-Neale
Grumio / Merchant

Samuel Martin
Tranio

Clive Mendus
Gremio 

Alex Mugnaloni
Bartholomew / Hortensio / Vincentio 

Gloria Onitiri
Player Queen / Katherina

Viss Elliot Safavi
Widow / Tailor 

View cast headshots on the blog →

Musicians


Hilary Belsey
Louise Anna Duggan 
Dai Pritchard

‘I see a woman may be made a fool
If she had not a spirit to resist.’

Background


The Taming of the Shrew is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for families.

Our Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank productions are created for young people. This is an opportunity to attend a full-scale, fast-paced 90 minute performance within the glory of the Globe Theatre, the architecture for which Shakespeare wrote. 

The Taming of the Shrew is a story of sibling rivalry, perceptions and expectations of women and the power of fathers and husbands; themes that are still strongly relevant to today’s teenagers. The performance is guaranteed to leave children and adults alike buzzing with the thrill of live theatre.

Please note: the play does contain troubling themes and some violence.

Find out more about Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank →

Character Portraits


Relaxed Performance


Saturday 4 March, 2.00pm

Our relaxed performance of The Taming of the Shrew is intended specifically to be sensitive to and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, such as those with autistic spectrum conditions, anyone with sensory and communication disorders or learning disabled people.

This performance will enable attenders and their families, who may at times feel excluded from attending the theatre, to experience a first-rate performance in a welcoming environment.

Tickets are free. Email our Access Information Line to request tickets →

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Theatre Company Q&As →

Theatre company members share their experience of The Taming of the Shrew, the Globe and answer your questions in these post-show Q&A sessions.

Saturday 18 March 2017
Saturday 25 March 2017

Time: 15 mins after matinee performance
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £5 (£4 Members/Student)