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The Taming Of the Shrew

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Running time: Act 1: 1 hour, 24 mins, Interval: 20 mins, Act 2: 1 hour 12 mins

Important Information

Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
Please note this production contains the use of fireworks and loud bangs

Fees

£2 for online bookings or £3 for phone & counter sales applies per transaction.

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In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy.

Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.

Justin Audibert 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.

Direct from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Theatre Royal with a season of exhilarating Shakespeare plays bursting with contemporary resonance.

Opening the season is Shakespeare’s dark comedy, Measure for Measure. Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, this intense and compelling production is shockingly relevant for today. Following this, an imaginative new take on Shakespeare’s riotous comedy As You Like It, directed by Kimberley Sykes. Come on a journey of laughter, romance and self-discovery and completing the season is The Taming of The Shrew, directed by Justin Audibert, the ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in a fresh portrayal of gender politics.

Multi-Buy Offer
Buy for 2 productions in the RSC season and get 10% off. Buy for all 3 productions and get 15% off. Only available when purchasing in a single transaction.
(This discount will be applied automatically once you have added eligible tickets to your basket)

Royal Members
All Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £26 on Tuesday & Wednesday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances.

Under 16s
All tickets £25 in the Stalls & Upper Circle on Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances.

16 – 25 year old £5 Tickets
All tickets £5 in the Stalls & Upper Circle on Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances.

School Groups
All tickets £15 on bookings of 20 or more, with one free ticket per 20 seats booked. Available on Stalls & Upper Circle tickets on Tuesday – Wednesday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 7210622 to book.

Groups 10+
All tickets £25 on bookings of 10 or more, with one free ticket per 20 seats booked. Available on Stalls & Upper Circle tickets on Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 7210622 to book.

No concessions in the Balcony, or for Friday & Saturday performances.

‘A landmark production as women take charge’

Evening Standard

‘Funny, eye-opening and illuminating’

The Stage

‘Beautiful…revelatory…wonderful’

Whatsonstage

The Taming of the Shrew Post-Show Discussion (Sign-Language Interpreted)
Wednesday 4 March

Free of charge, no booking required

Join us for a 30 minute Q&A with the cast in the auditorium, directly after the performance.