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The Taming of the Shrew - 2019 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More

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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.



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.

Running Time:

2 hours, 50 minutes

Barbican Centre [Barbican Hall]


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