The Taming of the Shrew | Globe Tickets
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The Taming of the Shrew | Globe Tickets

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The Taming of the Shrew | Globe Tickets

About The Taming of the Shrew | Globe

Shakespeare's classic comedy The Taming of the Shrew comes to the Globe this summer, starring Andrew Leung (Barbie) as Petruchio and Thalissa Teixeira (We Met Before) as Katherina/the Shrew. Book The Taming of the Shrew tickets on London Theatre.

The Taming of the Shrew in London boasts a talented cast, including Sophie Mercell (EastEnders) as Bianca, Yasmin Taheri (The Long Shadow) as Lucentio, and Simon Startin (Hir) as Baptista.

Together, the ensemble tells the classic tale in which Lucentio falls in love with Bianca. But before he can court her, Bianca's older sister, Katherina, must marry. The eccentric Petruccio chooses to court Katherina, but it is no easy task as she is headstrong and not keen on marriage.

The Taming of the Shrew has a fantastic creative team collaborating on the show, including director Jude Christian (Titus Andronicus, Violet), movement and puppetry director Emma Brunton (Dinosaur World), and composer Corin Buckeridge (Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead).

The Taming of the Shrew has a rich, centuries-long history. It’s hard to date precisely when the play was written because it has an almost identical plot to the Elizabethan play, A Pleasant Conceited Historie, called the taming of a Shrew. However, the earliest recorded production of the play took place on 11 June 1594 by the Lord Admiral's Men and the Lord Chamberlain's Men, according to Philip Henslowe's diary. Since then, it has been performed countless times worldwide.

The Taming of the Shrew is a play that has also been adapted into numerous other creative works, including Cole Porter's famous musical, Kiss Me, Kate. The Taming of the Shrew also inspired the 1999 comedy 10 Things I Hate About You.

Start date

6th June, 2024

End date

26th October, 2024

Age

All Ages. Please note: some of Shakespeare’s Plays explore scenes which some children may find upsetting.

Production note
The play contains sexual references and misogynistic themes and language.

Venue

Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9DT

Directions

Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: London Bridge
Directions from tube: Exit the station, following signs for the River Thames/South Bank. As you reach the river, head west and the Globe is by the Tate Modern on the south side of the river.

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday-7:30 PM
Tuesday2:00 PM7:30 PM
Wednesday--
Thursday--
Friday--
Saturday-7:30 PM
Sunday--

Frequently asked questions

What is The Taming of the Shrew | Globe about?

This summer, watch the Shakespearean classic comedy The Taming of the Shrew at the Globe starring Andrew Leung (Barbie) as Petruchio and Thalissa Teixeira (We Met Before) as Katherina/the Shrew.

Where is The Taming of the Shrew | Globe playing?

The Taming of the Shrew | Globe is playing at Globe Theatre. The theatre is located in Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT.

How do you book tickets for The Taming of the Shrew | Globe?

Book tickets for The Taming of the Shrew | Globe on London Theatre.

What's the age requirement for The Taming of the Shrew | Globe?

The recommended age for The Taming of the Shrew | Globe is All Ages. Please note: some of Shakespeare’s Plays explore scenes which some children may find upsetting..

How much do tickets cost for The Taming of the Shrew | Globe?

Tickets for The Taming of the Shrew | Globe start at £8.

Who wrote The Taming of the Shrew?

William Shakespeare wrote the play.

Who directed The Taming of the Shrew?

Jude Christian stages the show.

Is The Taming of the Shrew appropriate for kids?

There is no age limit on the show; however, it is important to note that there are misogynistic themes in the play, as well as some strong language and sexual references.

Is The Taming of the Shrew good?

The Taming of the Shrew is a fantastic classic comedy that has stood the test of time as it has been performed worldwide through the centuries and adapted into other creative works from film, television, radio, opera, and more.

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