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
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