The Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley
Kate talks too much; at least, that’s what the men of Padua think. So they persuade Petruchio to marry her and bring his wilful wife to heel.
Part farce, and part tragedy, The Taming of the Shrew dramatises society’s attempt to control and one woman’s bid to resist.
Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes hits the stage in an all-new gutsy and energetic ensemble production. Using text, movement and a contemporary score, with audience in and amongst the action in an in-the-round festival style staging, this is Shrew not to be missed.
The Taming of the Shrew marks our return to The Jack Studio after our riotous production of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera in 2016.
★★★★ “Feisty women, a touch of Patrick Bateman and lots of puns. It’s a very likeable Shakespeare in a modern jacket…or plastic apron” Everything Theatre on Richard III
Katherina – Charlotte Dowding
Petruchio – Mathew Foster
Bianca – Sabrina Laurison
Lucentio – Samuel Lane
Tranio – Evangeline Dickson
Hortensio – Shiv Rabheru
Biondello/Grumio – Rachel Smart
Gremio/Pedant – CJ de Mooi
Sly – Gareth Balai
Baptista – Dawn Bush
All other roles played by the company
Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Sara Reimers
Costume and Designed by Rachel Dingle
Lighting Design by Stuart Glover
Sound Design by Connor McConnell
Movement Director – Julia Cave
Dramaturge – John King
Stage Manager – Charlotte Rachel Louise Cooper
Assistant Director – Adam Haigh
Company Photographer – Adam Trigg
Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston
Associate Producer – Gavin Harrington-Odedra