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The Taming of the Shrew Tickets

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The Taming of the Shrew at London's Barbican retells the classic with a hierarchy flipping twist
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. Creative team Justin Audibert Director Stephen Brimson Lewis Set Design Hannah Clark Costumes Matt Peel Lighting Ruth Chan Music Claire Windsor Sound Lucy Cullingford Movement Rachel Bown-Williams, Ruth Cooper-Brown Fights Cast Joseph Arkley Charlotte Arrowsmith Hannah Azuonye Melody Brown Richard Clews James Cooney Amelia Donkor Laura Elsworthy Amanda Harris Emily Johnstone Alex Jones Alexander Mushore Michael Patrick Claire Price Sophie Stanton Aaron Thiara Amy Trigg Leo Wan
  • local_play Tickets from only £57
  • date_range Booking from (Nov 5, 2019)
  • assistant The Barbican
    Silk Street,London, EC2Y 8DS
  • subway Barbican
  • access_time 2hr 50min (inc. interval)
  • supervised_user_circle To be confirmed.
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