The ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in Justin Audibert’s The Taming of the Shrew as 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 power.
‘A landmark production as women take charge’ **** Evening Standard
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.
When is it showing
5 Nov 2019 18 Jan 2020
- Tue 17 Dec, 7.15pm - Audio-described and captioned performance with Touch Tour (5.15pm)
To contact the Access Manager please email email@example.com or call 020 7382 7348 during office hours.
Barbican - Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
No refunds or exchanges after booking.
Director Justin Audibert
Set Designer Stephen Brimson Lewis
Costume Designer Hannah Clark
Lighting Matt Peel
Music Ruth Chan
Sound Claire Windsor
Movement Lucy Cullingford
Fights Rachel Bown-Williams, Ruth Cooper-Brown
Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes including an interval
Good To Know
Photos by Ikin Yum (c) RSC
When Can I Go
5 Nov 2019—18 Jan 2020
Where Do I Go
Barbican Centre, Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS
The venue is within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate.
Bus Route 153 runs directly past the venue. along Chiswell Street. Alight at 'Silk Street'.
It is also close to Bus Route 4 and 56 which serve Barbican tube station.