The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew
William Shakespeare
18th July – 5th August 2017
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.

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★★★★ “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


Cast and Creative


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