The Taming of the Shrew

Globe Theatre
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Step inside an absurd carnival this summer as Shakespeare’s vicious comedy The Taming of the Shrew arrives in the Globe Theatre.

Lucentio is determined to win the beautiful Bianca’s hand in marriage. When her father declares that it will only happen once her older sister Katharina is wedded, the competition to mould the fiercely independent Katharina into obedient wifely material begins.

The front runner is larger-than-life Petruchio. But with Katharina as proud as she is, it’s going to take shocking levels of manipulation to win her as his bride…

Following 2022’s ‘brilliantly provocative’ ★★★★ (The Guardian) Titus Andronicus, Director Jude Christian debuts in the Globe Theatre with Shakespeare’s playful yet challenging early comedy that asks us where we draw the line between entertainment and complicity, reality and the absurd?

‘For I am born to tame you, Kate,
And bring you from a wild Kate to a Kate
Comfortable as other household Kates.’

– Act II, scene 1

 Content guidance: The play contains issues of misogyny, domestic and emotional abuse, including coercive control and gaslighting, violence (including murder) and strong language. The production features the use of stage blood, prop guns and loud gunshots. Please contact the Ticketing team on 020 7401 9919 or [email protected] if you would like further details on the play’s content.

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Galleries (Seating) £75-£25 seated
Standing £10, £5

Hundreds of £5 tickets for every performance, hundreds more at £10. Book early for the best prices.

This event is on-site in the Globe Theatre

Running time 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval

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Part of Summer 2024

Photography: The Other Richard
Art Direction: Doug Kerr

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Reviews (2024)

‘Fantastically, artfully odd’

THE GUARDIAN

‘Engagingly bonkers’

TIME OUT

‘Riotously entertaining’

LONDON THEATRE

‘Gripping’

THE STAGE

‘Hilariously vibrant chaos’

 LONDON THEATRE REVIEWS

‘Brilliantly spiky’

BROADWAY WORLD

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AD

Audio Described Performances

Show dates & times

Tuesday 24th September

2:00 PM
R

Relaxed Performances

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Thursday 26th September

2:00 PM
BSL

Signed Performances

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Monday 14th October

7:30 PM

Friday 18th October

2:00 PM
CAP

Captioned Performances

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Saturday 26th October

2:00 PM

Dates & Tickets

The Taming of the Shrew

Globe Theatre
WED 17 JULY
7.30 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
THU 18 JULY
2.00 PM Prices: £69.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
THU 18 JULY
7.30 PM Prices: £69.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
FRI 19 JULY
2.00 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
MON 23 SEPTEMBER
7.30 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
TUE 24 SEPTEMBER
AD
2.00 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
TUE 24 SEPTEMBER
7.30 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £10.00
THU 26 SEPTEMBER
R
2.00 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
MON 30 SEPTEMBER
7.30 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
TUE 1 OCTOBER
2.00 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
TUE 1 OCTOBER
7.30 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
FRI 4 OCTOBER
2.00 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £10.00
MON 7 OCTOBER
7.30 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
TUE 8 OCTOBER
2.00 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
TUE 8 OCTOBER
7.30 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
WED 9 OCTOBER
2.00 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
MON 14 OCTOBER
BSL
7.30 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
TUE 15 OCTOBER
2.00 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
TUE 15 OCTOBER
7.30 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
FRI 18 OCTOBER
BSL
2.00 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
MON 21 OCTOBER
7.30 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
TUE 22 OCTOBER
2.00 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
FRI 25 OCTOBER
7.30 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £5.00, £10.00
SAT 26 OCTOBER
CAP
2.00 PM Prices: £75.00 - £25.00 | Standing: £10.00