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The ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in this 'deftly provocative and exuberantly entertaining' (The Times) production in which the 1590s are reimagined - with women in charge.
Taking inspiration from the novel The Power by Naomi Alderman, Justin Audibert directs a revelatory The Taming of the Shrew, set in a matriarchal world, with sumptuous Elizabethan costumes.
Mon 16 Dec
Free to same-day ticket holders
Weekend Lab led by Justin Audibert
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 control.
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London EC2Y 8DS
Performance days & times
Tue 17 Dec, 7.15pm
Audio‑described and captioned performance with Touch Tour (5.15pm)
Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Ruth Chan
Director: Justin Audibert
Set designer: Stephen Brimson Lewis
Costume designer: Hannah Clark
Lighting: Matt Peel
Sound: Claire Windsor
Fight director: Rachel Bown-Williams, Ruth Cooper-Brown
Production: Royal Shakespeare Company