The Taming Of The Shrew – RSC London season

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The Royal Shakespeare Company return to the Barbican, performing a trio of William Shakespeare’s works:  Measure For Measure, As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew.

Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

The Taming Of The Shrew will run from 20 November 2019 until 18 January 2020 at Barbican Theatre, London.


In a reimagined 1590, society is a a matriarchy.

Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.


The cast is features David Ajao, Joseph Arkley, Hannah Azuonye, Patrick Brennan, Melody Brown, Graeme Brookes, Antony Byrne, James Cooney, Tom Dawze, Sandy Grierson, Amanda Harris, Karina Jones, Sophie Khan Levy, Alexander Mushore, Michael Patrick, Lucy Phelps, Claire Price and Amy Trigg.


★★★★ ‘A landmark production as women take charge’ EVENING STANDARD
★★★★ ‘Deftly provocative and exuberantly entertaining’ THE TIMES
★★★★ ‘Funny, eye-opening and illuminating’ THE STAGE
★★★★ ‘Justin’s Audibert’s RSC production extracts every laugh from the subplot’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

Important Notes

Tuesday 17th December 2019, 7.15pm - Audio-described and captioned performances with Touch Tour (5.15pm)

Theatre Information

Barbican Theatre
Address: One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2SD
Nearest Underground: Barbican (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City)
Nearest Buses: (Beech Street) 76, 153; (City Road) 21, 43, 141, 205, 214, 271

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