For I am born to tame you, Kate, And bring you from a wild Kate to a Kate Comfortable as other household Kates.’ – Act II, scene 1
Step inside a weird and wonderful carnival this summer as William Shakespeare’s sharp-tongued comedy The Taming of the Shrew arrives at the Globe Theatre.
Lucentio is determined to win the hand in the marriage of the beautiful Bianca. After her father declares that it can only happen after her older sister Katherina is wedded, the task of shaping the fiercely independent Katherina into obedient wifey material commences.
The front runner for Katherina’s hand is larger-than-life Petruchio but it will take shocking levels of manipulation for him to win her as his bride…
Following the ‘brilliantly provocative’ ★★★★ (The Guardian) Titus Andronicus in 2022, Director Jude Christian makes his debut in the Globe Theatre with Shakespeare’s challenging comedy that asks the delicate question of where we should draw the line between reality and the absurd, entertainment and complicity?
Captioned – Wed 26 Jun 7.30pm & Sat 26 Oct 2pm
Audio described – Mon 8 Jul 7.30pm & Tues 24 Sep 2pm
Relaxed – Thu 11 Jul 7.30pm & Thu 26 Sep 2pm
BSL – Mon 14 Oct 7.30pm & Fri 18 Oct 2pm