Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company (UK) The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare
It was supposed to be a one-off. Last year, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre came to Ireland for the very first time, bringing its uproarious production of As You Like It to Kilkenny. But after playing to packed audiences in the Castle Yard for nine glorious – if occasionally damp! – summer nights, the response was so overwhelming that we had to have them back.
This year, director Joe Murphy brings another of the Bard’s great comedies to the medieval splendor of the Castle Yard: The Taming of the Shrew. Two wealthy sisters in Padua must be married off. The modest, demure Bianca has no shortage of suitors, but who on earth will take the wild, ungovernable, ‘shrewish’ Katherina? Perhaps the gold-digging Petruchio – as maddeningly strong willed and perverse as Katherina herself – will be equal to the task...
Performed on a recreated Elizabethan ‘Booth stage’ with an all-female cast, and featuring one of theatre’s great double-acts, The Taming of the Shrew is a frenetic and linguistically gymnastic screwball comedy tailor-made for this beautiful space.
No exchange or refunds on tickets.
OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY.
“The Globe Theatre’s first visit to Ireland was a coup for Kilkenny Arts Festival”- The Irish Examiner
“When Shakespeare's Globe Theatre hits Ireland for the first time, performing one of the great Shakespearean comedies, audiences know that it's an experience worth getting wet for.”- The Irish Independent