Barbican Theatre

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The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew Tickets

4.2/5 - based on 5 reviews Tickets from £56.25 Show Closed
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About The Taming of the Shrew

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Performance Times
Mon - 19:15
Tue - 19:15
Wed - 19:15
Thu 13:15 19:15
Fri - 19:15
Sat 13:15 19:15
Sun - -

The Taming of the Shrew description

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.

The RSC’s London production of The Taming of the Shrew is kindly supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation.

★★★★ ‘A landmark production as women take charge’ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Deftly provocative and exuberantly entertaining’ The Times

★★★★ ‘Beautiful…revelatory…wonderful’ Whatsonstage

★★★★ ‘Funny…eye-opening and illuminating’ Whatsonstage

★★★★ ‘Justin Audibert’s RSC production extracts every laugh from the subplot’ The Sunday Times

The Taming of the Shrew reviews

4.2 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

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Latest customer reviews
Julia

Interesting production with all the gender role reversals.

Reviewed on 30 December 2019 by , Sevenoaks, United Kingdom

Isobel
Thought provoking, a must see

Wonderful adaptation of the original play that makes it more thought provoking but still displays the wonderful original aspects of the Bards play.

Reviewed on 26 December 2019 by , St Ives, Australia

Ticiele
A must see!

Reviewed on 09 November 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

M kathryn

Troublesome story so to do it as farce seems only appropriate; maybe WS had that in mind after all.

Reviewed on 07 November 2019 by , Montclair, United States Of America

Anonymous
GUTTED

Unfortunately never saw it as I was ill. Lost the tickets. Was really gutted Two of my past students were dancing in it and one of them was Principal dancer

Reviewed on 24 November 2013 by

12 Nov
2019
John Yap

Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at The Barbican Theatre, London

by John Yap | Tuesday, November 12 2019, 15:24

The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare’s problematic play THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is given a new “revised” production by the Royal Shakespeare Company, in their old London home after performances in Stratford earlier this year. It still remains a problematic play and even more confusing for anyone not familiar with the original play in this “revised” version.

Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at The Barbican Theatre, London