The Taming Of the ShrewTuesday 3 March - Saturday 7 March 2020 Drama
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.
Venue: Theatre Royal
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
Touch Tour: 04/03/2020 Time TBC
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All Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £26 on Tuesday & Wednesday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances.
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.
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.
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.
Studying The Taming of the Shrew
This day-long course for GCSE and A Level students offers the opportunity to explore the structure, language and form of The Taming of the Shrew and investigate the interpretive choices available to actors and directors.
The day will consist of an onstage session in the Theatre Royal, a workshop led by an RSC Education Associate Practitioner, a ticket to watch the matinee performance and a post-show talk.
£30 per person (Booking opens at 9am on Monday 2 September. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 721 0622 to book.)
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.