If I be waspish, best beware my sting.
Passions run deep in this fresh rendition of The Taming of the Shrew, a marvellously uproarious comedy that sees warring temperaments between reluctant suitor Petruchio and his even more reluctant intended in the search for matrimonial bliss.
She will be tam'd so, the story of The Taming of the Shrew
The story of a tempestuous young woman Katerina, and Petruchio, the man charged with becoming her husband by her increasingly exasperated father, 'Shrew encapsulates the struggle of finding a perfect balance between love and hate. As Petruchio enters a seemingly foolish bet to win her Kat's hand, he comes to realise that his tried and tested attentions won't turn this lady. Not to be defeated he sets out to conquer her once and for all, surprising himself when he falls irretrievably in love with her at the same time...
Thy frank election make
In 2018, the Globe are exploring how theatre worked in Shakespeare's day. Along side Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew, the Merchant of Venice will be one of the repertoire offered up by 8 actors as they tour the country. At each performance, the audience will be able to vote on what show they'd like to see that night. Prior to the planned tour, you'll be able to catch them individually at the Globe or take a gamble with Voter's Choice on May 18th!