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The Taming of the Shrew - 2019 - West End

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.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

Barbican Centre [Barbican Hall]

(London, )
Barbican Centre Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
London,
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The Taming of the Shrew West End Cast



 

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2021
Olivier and Tony Award-winning producer David Pugh has announced that he will be presenting the Tron Theatre Glasgow, the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Blood of the Young's production of Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen at the Criterion Theatre for an open-ended run.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Moss Empires will present The Nigel Havers Theatre Company in Noel Coward's gloriously entertaining PRIVATE LIVES.  This will be the inaugural show for The Nigel Havers Theatre Company, which will be touring the country with a wonderful line-up of theatrical gems. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2021
Amelia Kinu Muus and Stanton Wright will star as Bella and Beast respectively in a new version of Beauty and the Beast by Ciaran McConville, with music and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer, opening at Rose Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2021
Mercury Theatre today announces full cast for Sirens by award-winning playwright Kenny Emson, which launches the Mercury Originals programme showcasing ground-breaking new plays by local writers. Bethany Pitts directs Jesse Akele (Isla), Simon Darwen (Rory) and Tanya-Loretta Dee (Gemma).
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021
It shall also be the world premiere of Avant's Piano Sonata No. 1 with Avant performing selections from his forthcoming album, Pieces for Solo Piano (St. Magnus Records).
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
Final casting was announced today for the smash-hit Leeds Playhouse production of C.S. Lewis' classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which begins a major tour of the UK and Ireland on November 2, 2021.   TV and theatre star Samantha Womack completes the cast to play Narnia's evil White Witch.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
Traveling Players performs Carlo Gozzi's play The Blue Monster on September 25 and 26.  This family-friendly fairy tale opens indoors September 25 as part of the Reston Multicultural Festival representing Italy.  
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2021
Peter's Alley is back with the Pulitzer Prize Winning Proof by David Auburn October 8-31, 2021 at Theatre on the Run in Arlington. It's been a long dark two years and what better way to commemorate the rebirth of Live Theater than with this witty and warm classic of contemporary American theater?
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021
The full cast has been announced for the return of Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK at The Fortune Theatre, London. Terence Wilton and Max Hutchinson will return to the show from Tuesday 7 September as 'Arthur Kipps' and 'The Actor' respectively.
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2021
Austin Shakespeare will continue its series of workshops and classes with a Master class with experienced Shakespeare actor, Gwendolyn Kelso in person at noon Saturday, May 20, at a socially-distanced large space, 6100 Berkman Dr. Austin.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021
The Old Globe today announced plans for the long-awaited full reopening of its three theatres in Balboa Park. Audiences will be able to once again gather in the Globe’s outdoor theatre starting June 4 and in the two indoor theatres in September.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
New dates have been added to Original Theatre Company's first live stage production since March 2020.  The UK Tour of Ben Brown's new political drama, A SPLINTER OF ICE, will open on 8 June in Malvern and will tour until 31 July, with extra dates in York and Cambridge.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
Karen Ascoe will be joining the previously announced Oliver Ford Davies (Graham Greene) and Stephen Boxer (Kim Philby) as Rufa Philby. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse will open its all-virtual 2021 production season with the regional premiere of “Tiny House,” a timely new comedy about downsizing, going green, escaping urban life, and fresh starts, written by Michael Gotch, and directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2021
The UK Tour of Ben Brown's new political drama, A SPLINTER OF ICE, will open on 8 June in Malvern and will tour until 31 July. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021
The Old Globe has announced the appointments of four Resident Artists to join the Globe’s artistic staff for a two-year residency. These four individuals will make a significant impact on the artistic life of The Old Globe as they contribute their voices, artistry, and perspectives to every area of the theatre’s artistic operations.
by Emel Ertugrul - Mar 19, 2021
Virginia Stage Company's Public Works VA and ODU Rep Theatre present Do You Know Me? a streaming exploration of outsiderness. Actors share personal stories and poetry with the support of co-directors Patrick Mullins and Priya Vashist.
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2021
Lupita Nyong'o, who stars in a new radio play adaptation of 'Romeo Y Julieta,' tells Stephen how she and her co-star pulled off convincing kissing scenes despite never being in the same room.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021
The Old Globe has announced it has earned the highest ratings from two independent organizations that evaluate not-for-profit charities for financial health, accountability, and transparency. The Globe has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator as well as the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2021
With Women in Theatre Through the Decades, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. This week, we are highlighting the accomplishments of women in theatre throughout the 1980s and the 1990s!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2021
Orange Tree Theatre today announces the play titles and full cast for Inside – the first instalment of Inside/Outside, a collection of world premiere short plays by emerging and established writers.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2021
Kiss Me, Kate is a hilarious mashup of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, and the songwriting genius of Cole Porter at his stylish, sexy, sophisticated best, featuring a score including classic tunes like 'Too Darn Hot,' 'So In Love' and 'Always True To You In My Fashion.' 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2021
On Wednesday 10 June 2020, the scholar James Nwoye Adichie died in Nigeria. Three months later, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the acclaimed author of Half a Yellow Sun and Americanah, published a beautiful tribute to the father she loved 'so much, so fiercely, so tenderly', a poignant meditation on the meaning, impact and nature of grief, in the New Yorker. Out of that essay grew a book, published in May 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2021
Ford's Theatre today announced the launch of The Lincoln Legacy Commissions—a new play development initiative for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) playwrights that explores racial history and social justice in the United States and gives voice to lesser-known historical figures and their contributions to American life. Playwrights Pearl Cleage, Rickerby Hinds, Nambi E. Kelley, Dominic Taylor and Charlayne Woodard comprise the inaugural writers of The Lincoln Legacy Commissions.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
The Art House 2021 season will kick-off in Provincetown. The Broadway @ The Art House series brings Sierra Boggess, Broadway’s original Ariel in The Little Mermaid and a frequent Christine Daaé in Phantom of the Opera and its sequel Love Never Dies, on July 2 & 3 with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
It’s a month filled with music and masterful performances as BroadwayHD today announced their upcoming slate of titles joining the platform.  Starting July 1, celebrate Independence Day early with the patriotic classic and musical tour de force, Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring Academy Award Winner James Cagney.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2021
Registration is now open for Shakespeare Alive!, a three week summer theater academy for ages 14 -20. The program runs July 12 - 31 in Middletown and will culminate in outdoor performances on July 30 & 31.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2021
Learn more about the cast, which includes Richard Ede, Marc Pickering, Eric Stroud, Eva-Jane Willis, and Phil Yarrow.
by Scott Rawson - Jun 17, 2021
Tonight’s festivities are especially exciting, James DeVita’s “An Improbable Fiction”! Six improbable Shakespearean characters hang out at The Boar’s Head Tavern during the plague
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2021
Casting has been announced for THE BOY WITH THE BEE JAR by John Straiton (long-listed for the 2019 Bruntwood Prize), the first show to play at The Hope Theatre post reopening from 29 June – 17 July.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2021
The world stage premiere of The Magician's Elephant will run in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from Thursday 14 October 2021 to Saturday 1 January 2022 with press night on Tuesday 26 October 2021. Learn more about the production here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021
PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, will open its summer program tonight, as part of its 34th year, running July 9 - August 16, 2021.
by Scott Rawson - Jul 5, 2021
It was another beautiful day up The Hill. Today’s picnic menu included canned cocktails (they’re better than you’d think), fried chicken and cholate mousse tort from an area café. It did not, unfortunately, include any Cognac.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2021
JMK Award Winner Diane Page directs Scarlett Brookes (Frieda), Richard Sutton (Detective Sergeant du Preez) and Shaq Taylor (Errol).
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
Naomi Peterson joins the company in the role of Miss Stapleton and others, joining the previously announced Richard Ede (Sherlock Holmes), Marc Pickering (Stapleton and others), Eric Stroud (Doctor Watson), Naomi Peterson (Miss Stapleton and others), Phil Yarrow (Sir Henry and others).
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2021
The Pevensie children are:  Ammar Duffus as Peter, Shaka Kalokoh as Edmund, Robyn Sinclair as Susan and Karise Yansen as Lucy.   Aslan is played by Chris Jared, Mr Tumnus by Jez Unwin, Mr Beaver by Sam Buttery and Maugrim by Michael Ahomka-Lindsay. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
The adaptation is a 90-minute version with a music score excerpted from the 1960's and 70's pop songbook. It is among the first professional live theatre productions in the DC area next month.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021
The cast is led by returning company member Cassie Jo Fastabend (New Muses' Lysistrata) in the role of Joan. She will be joined by an exciting ensemble of new and returning actors including David Breyman (Shakespeare in Love at Tacoma Arts Live) as Charles VIII, Ben Stahl (Frankenstein) as the Inquisitor, Eric Cuestas-Thompson (Ghosts) as the Chaplain, and Tacoma theatre mainstay Joseph Grant as Cauchon.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2021
Learn more about the series, including full productions of Hamlet and As You Like It at the Overpeck Park Amphitheater! 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2021
Each show premieres virtually on Friday at 7:30pm ET (July 9, July 23 & August 13). After the Friday premiere the stream will be available On Demand for four days - then disappears. Reservations are required to receive a link and password.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2021
Last performed in London in 2008, this poetic exploration of the human condition centres around Gerard, a troubled man at the end of youth, trapped by his past. He relives his vibrant childhood in search for the moment that defined him. Gill’s story and its close examination of the truth and beauty in the ordinary and mundane, is widely regarded as one of his finest works.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2021
Merrimack Repertory Theatre will continue its 2021-22 Season with Allison Gregory's Wild Horses, a woman's hilarious account of one wild summer in her youth, from September 17 through October 3 at various alternative locations and via video on demand, according to Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director Courtney Sale and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2021
The JOCUNDA FESTIVAL presents AN INSTITUTION by Daniel A. Takacs and directed by Van Dirk Fisher, on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 8PM EST and 5PM PST on Zoom.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 4, 2021
BroadwayWorld has made a list of the best musicals and shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch! Whether it's Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or BroadwayHD, we have got you covered with all the must-watch titles! 
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2021
This spring Seattle Shakespeare presents a new bilingual presentation of Romeo y Julieta. Blending Shakespeare's text with Spanish and Spanglish, this adaptation celebrates Latinidad and queer culture through this cherished classic love story. Romeo y Julieta is a free, 2-hour, view-on-demand video that will be available May 21-June 6, 2021.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 26, 2021
Today (April 26) in live streaming: the first episode of Broadway's Masked Singer, Live at the Lortel with Sydney Harcourt, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2021
The Stratford Festival is continuing to expand its online offerings as it marks the first anniversary of its Thursday night viewing parties this week with an encore screening of King Lear, and with a specially curated selection of theatrical content newly added to Stratfest@Home, the Festival’s $10-a-month streaming service.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2021
1st Stage has announced its brand-new series called the Masters' Class, beginning May 15 and spanning an inspiring array of new topics in theatre and performance.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 12, 2021
Today (April 12) in live streaming: Broadway unites for Arts for Autism, Douglas Lyons is Live at the Lortel, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 10, 2021
If necessity is the mother of invention, then Wilmington College Theatre devised the perfect way to have a spring production for which rehearsals adhere to social distancing and the ultimate performance can be viewed by all those who wish to see it.