The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

18th July - 5th August 2017
The Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley

Kate talks too much; at least, that's what the men of Padua think. So they persuade Petruchio to marry her and bring his wilful wife to heel.

Part farce, and part tragedy, The Taming of the Shrew dramatises society's attempt to control and one woman's bid to resist.

Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes hits the stage in an all-new gutsy and energetic ensemble production. Using text, movement and a contemporary score, with audience in and amongst the action in an in-the-round festival style staging, this is Shrew not to be missed.

The Taming of the Shrew marks our return to The Jack Studio after our riotous production of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera in 2016.

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★★★★ “Feisty women, a touch of Patrick Bateman and lots of puns. It’s a very likeable Shakespeare in a modern jacket...or plastic apron”

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Cast and Creative


Katherina – Charlotte Dowding

Petruchio – Mathew Foster

Bianca – Sabrina Laurison

Lucentio – Samuel Lane

Tranio – Evangeline Dickson

Hortensio – Shiv Rabheru

Biondello/Grumio – Rachel Smart

Gremio/Pedant – CJ de Mooi

Sly – Gareth Balai

Baptista – Dawn Bush

All other roles played by the company  


Written by William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Sara Reimers

Costume and Designed by Rachel Dingle

Lighting Design by Stuart Glover

Sound Design by Connor McConnell

Movement Director – Julia Cave

Dramaturge – John King

Stage Manager – Charlotte Rachel Louise Cooper

Assistant Director – Adam Haigh

Company Photographer – Adam Trigg

Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston

Associate Producer – Gavin Harrington-Odedra

Production shots...

Production shots taken by Adam Trigg

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Shakespeare's Shrew... Post Show Q&A...

Is The Taming of the Shrew unavoidably misogynistic? How can the play still be relevant today? What does it tell us about how we can address women’s issues onstage? And what do modern feminists think about this classic from the canon?

Join Terri Paddock along with The Taming of the Shrew's Director, Sara Reimers and expert panel in a post show Q&A on Thursday 27th July. The Q&A is free to all ticket holders. 

Box Office

Dates 18th July – 5th August

Tuesday – Saturday at 7.45pm

Venue The Jack Studio Theatre 
Tickets £15.00, £12.00 concessions 
Previews (18th and 19th July) all tickets £10

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'As long as people are still speaking English, as long as they're listening to English, they'll be listening to Shakespeare. Nobody's done it better.'
Rufus Norris, Artistic Director of the NT
Sir Lenny Henry, Olivia Vinall, Adrian Lester, Zoë Wanamaker, Dr Abigal Rokison-Woodall, Benedict Nightingale, Polly Findlay and Rufus Norris discuss the history of Shakespeare productions at the NT.

Video courtesy of The National Theatre

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Shrew in the press...

The good people at Stage Review announces Shrew

BroadwayWorld announces Shrew

Act Drop gives our Shrew a shout out 

The wonderful Terri Paddock talks Shrew

Time Out gives our Shrew a shout out

My Theatre Mates on our Shrew post show Q&A

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Both plays are absolutely worth seeing”

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"I see a woman may be made a fool / If she had not a spirit to resist."