The Taming of the Shrew
Please note: Due to cast indisposition the performance on Friday 14 February of The Taming of the Shrew was cancelled. For refunds pleased contact the Box Office on 020 7401 9919.
Katharina and Bianca, the daughters of a rich man of Padua, are ready to marry. The game is simple: the youngest can be won only if the eldest finds her equal. But Katharina is strong-willed and not afraid to challenge the rules. Who will be able to rival her? The hunt is on.
Accompanied by live music and song in the unique and intimate setting of the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, The Taming of the Shrew questions the essence of Man and Woman, the feminine and the masculine, and searches for answers in the realm of the wondrous.
In an exciting and experimental production, roles for The Taming of the Shrew are to be played by different company members at different performances.
Why are our bodies soft, and weak, and smooth,
Unapt to toil and trouble in the world,
But that our soft conditions and our hearts,
Should well agree with our external parts?
— Act V, scene 2
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