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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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William Shakespeare 

Jacqueline Defferary 

Michael Pavelka 

Olly Fox

Sian Williams

Fight Director
Kev McCurdy 

Musical Director
Louise Anna Duggan 


Layo-Christina Akinlude
Female Usher / Bianca

James Backway

Michael Fenner

Alex Gaumond
Christopher Sly / Petruchio 

Richard James-Neale
Grumio / Merchant

Samuel Martin

Clive Mendus

Alex Mugnaloni
Bartholomew / Hortensio / Vincentio 

Gloria Onitiri
Player Queen / Katherina

Viss Elliot Safavi
Widow / Tailor 

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Hilary Belsey
Louise Anna Duggan 
Dai Pritchard

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


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 →