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The Taming Of The Shrew – June 2020


In 16th Century Padua, Baptista’s daughter Bianca wishes to marry but her father insists that her older sister, the sharp tongued and rebellious Katharine must be married first. Petruchio, a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona, journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There, he encounters the fiery Katharine who leads him on a merry chase as he attempts to circumvent her efforts to avoid marriage. When the embattled couple return to Padua, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that his is the most obedient of wives but in reality, the wily Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate. Two sub-plots centre on the other partnerships which develop throughout the play, primarily focusing on Bianca and her suitors, but also following Hortensio’s relationship with the Widow.

Performance Details

Following the Government’s new guidelines issued yesterday in respect of the Coronavirus and following extended committee discussions and discussions with Oliver Good at Stubbings, we have decided to postpone our production of The Taming Of The Shrew until the second or third week of June 2021, exact dates to be notified later this year. This year’s rehearsals are accordingly cancelled with immediate effect. We have not taken this decision lightly but the safety and welfare of our members and our wider social responsibilities are of paramount importance.

It is our hope and intention to keep the same director team with Jennamarie and James, the same cast and the same production team as planned. Essentially, we are mothballing the project until next year and I am sure that we will have a great show once we have emerged from this difficult time.

Our Cast

Petruchio Tim Harling
Katherine Grainne Harling
Bianca Kayleigh O’Connor
Lucentio Nick Stopien
Hortensio Graham Weeks
Gremio Gerard Nolan
Baptista Steve McAdam
Tranio Robert Weaver
Biondello Adam Besley
Vincentia Bernadette Nolan
Pedant Anne Rodgers
Widow Jenny Weeks
Haberdasher / Tailor Sarah Seddon
Grumio Kevin Goodfellow
Curtis TBC

More Details

This is an open air performance with the audience under cover on raised seating.

This charity event will be sponsored by Grundon the UK’s leading family-owned supplier of waste management, environmental and recycling solutions, Norman & Frances Grundon and Stuart & Trish Fletcher. All proceeds will go to the national charity, Child Bereavement UK based in Saunderton, High Wycombe.

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