The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

14 no. saves icon · Shakespeare

Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper — Act V, scene 2

Overview

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.

Critic reviews

This Shakespeare performance is not suitable for those unfamiliar with the text

WhatsOnStage

Michelle Terry and Paul Ready star in a baffling, counter-intuitive take on Shakespeare’s problematic comedy

Time Out

Misguided production of Shakespeare’s infamously misogynistic play makes for depressing viewing

The Stage

More interesting for the actors than the audience

Evening Standard

A deadly case of concept over content

The Telegraph

While experimental productions often pay off, this one feels underdeveloped and unfortunately falls flat

Broadway World

Misogynistic comedy is a rotten apple

The Guardian

A confused and toothless mess

The Arts Desk

A delightful collaboration between ensemble and audience and a performance complete in its incompleteness

The Upcoming

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 1 Feb - Sat 18 Apr, 1pm, 2pm, 6.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside SE1 9DT London, UK · Get Directions
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