Live from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford comes this Shakespearean favourite, where in a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy.
Fortune-hunting Hortensia, rich old Gremia and newly-arrived-in-town Lucentia all wish to court the handsome Bianco, but his mother Baptista decrees he cannot marry before his older brother, the sharp-tongued and quick-tempered Katherine. The bachelorette Petruchia steps up to the challenge and vows to woo Katherine, both for Katherine's dowry and for the challenge of overcoming his fearsome reputation.Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert (‘Snow in Midsummer’, ‘The Jew of Malta’) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power. Running time tbc includes interval.
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)
Wed 5 Jun 19:00 (Live)