The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Barbican Centre · 05 NOV - 18 JAN

The ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in this ‘deftly provocative and exuberantly entertaining’ (The Times) production in which the 1590s are reimagined – with women in charge.

Overview

In this radical take on Shakespeare’s fierce and energetic comedy of gender, Baptista Minola is seeking to marry off her two sons, the sweet-tempered Bianco and the rebellious Katherine. Cue an explosive courtship and a keenly witty portrayal of hierarchy and control.

Taking inspiration from the novel The Power by Naomi Alderman, Justin Audibert directs a revelatory The Taming of the Shrew, set in a matriarchal world, with sumptuous Elizabethan costumes.

Date & time

Opening 05 Nov
Tue 5 Nov - Sat 18 Jan, 1.15pm & 7.15pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 50 mins

Venue

Barbican Centre
Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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