The Royal Shakespeare Company’s unique interpretation of The Taming Of The Shrew turns Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes on its head; this is the 1590s with women in charge.

Reimagined by Justin Audibert, The Taming Of The Shrew sees Baptista Minola seeking to marry off her two sons: the sweet-tempered Bianco, and the rebellious Katherine. But an explosive courtship is soon in the offing, and Shakespeare’s witty portrayal of hierarchy and power unfolds like you’ve never seen it before.

The show cites Naomi Alderman’s novel The Power as inspiration, and is directed by Audibert, transporting the tale to a matriarchal world resplendent with sumptuous Elizabethan costumes.

A fierce and energetic comedy of gender, The Taming Of The Shrew was described by press in Stratford as “a landmark production” and “deftly provocative and exuberantly entertaining” – and now finally arrives in London to eager anticipation.

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