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The Taming Of the Shrew


Synopsis – The setting is a modern day park bench. A drunken football fan talks about a strange dream he’s had. That dream is The Taming of the Shrew… In Padua, a rich widow refuses to allow her ‘ideal’ youngest daughter, Bianca, to marry one of the many suitors who pursue her until her ‘shrewish’ elder sister, Katherina, has a husband. Petruchio (who happens to be the aforementioned football fan) arrives in Padua and decides to woo, wed and attempt to tame Katherina.

This becomes the main plot of the play: at times humorous, at other times shocking and unsettling. Meanwhile the wooing of Bianca continues with comic pace, false identities, frequent deceptions and unexpected conclusions. Ultimately the play returns to the modern day. Will the dreamer have learnt anything from his dream?

Dates for your diary:

– Show Dates: Wed 23rd – Sat 26th November 2022 at 7:45pm

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