The Royal Shakespeare Company return to the Barbican, performing a trio of William Shakespeare's works. A hilarious insight into what it takes to be a dominant force, see a new adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew, with inspiration taken from Naomi Alderman’s novel The Power. When identities are threatened, see what steps are taken in order to rule.
‘A landmark production as women take charge’ ★★★★ Evening Standard
The cast is completed by Joseph Arkley, Charlotte Arrowsmith, Hannah Azuonye, Melody Brown, Richard Clews, James Cooney, Amelia Donkor, Laura Elsworthy, Amanda Harris, Emily Johnstone, Alex Jones, Alexander Mushore, Michael Patrick, Claire Price, Sophie Stanton, Aaron Thiara, Amy Trigg and Leo Wan.
The RSC’s London production of The Taming of the Shrew is kindly supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation.
A Shakespearean comedy challenging traditional notions of gender stereotyping, The Taming of the Shrew follows Baptista Minola marrying off her two sons. When relationships are challenged, see how obedience and complicity are turned on their heads in a defining literary battle of the sexes. With a usual hierarchical structure threatened, what will it take to succeed?
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Tuesday 17th December 2019, 7.15pm - Audio-described and captioned performances with Touch Tour (5.15pm)
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