The Taming of the Shrew

William Shakespeare

18th July - 5th August
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 hilarious and comic play hits the stage in an all-new gusty 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

Cast: Announced shortly


Written by William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Sara Reimers

Designed by Rachel Dingle

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

Images of Inspiration

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Views from the Gods on Troilus and Cressida

Shakespeare's Shrew

Just hours after Shakespeare’s Globe announced that current artistic director, Emma Rice, would be stepping down in 2018, a parody Twitter account appeared. 

Using the hashtag #MakeShakespeareGreatAgain it mercilessly mocked the Globe board’s apparent pursuit of “authenticity” in stagings at the venue. One of its most popular tweets states: “Gender blind casting is nonsense. I prefer my female characters underwritten and ideally played by young boys.”

Sara Reimers director of The Taming of the Shrew discusses cross-gender casting here.

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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A Shakespeare for all time...

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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...

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★★★★ “Lazarus’ double bill of Troilus & Cressida and Coriolanus, is a muscular reimagining of two of Shakespeare’s most contentious tragedies…

Both plays are absolutely worth seeing”

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