The Taming of the Shrew, The Globe

The Taming of the Shrew       
Presented in English
Shakespeare’s Globe, London
May 13-August 6, 2016

Losing none of its power to provoke and sometimes outrage, Shakespeare’s controversial double-act gets a thoroughly fresh, fast and distinctly Irish makeover. Caroline Byrne’s production transports The Taming of the Shrew to the Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland – the design and costumes of this production will reflect this setting.

Amy Conroy (Widow/Haberdasher)
Louis Dempsey (Vincentio)
Imogen Doel (Tranio)
Aoife Duffin (Katherine)
Sean Fox (Ensemble)
Colm Gormley (Hortensio)
Aaron Heffernan (Lucentio)
Genevieve Hulme-Beaman (Bianca)
Raymond Keane (Gremio)
Gary Lilburn (Baptista)
Molly Logan (Biondello)
Edward MacLiam (Petruchio)
Helen Norton (Grumio)
Ayoola Smart (Ensemble)

Creative Team:
Caroline Byrne (Director)
Morna Regan (Dramaturg & Lyricist)
Chiara Stephenson (Set & Costume Designer)
Bill Barclay (Composer)
Emma Martin (Choreographer)         

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Tranio, played by Imogen Doel

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Study Day:
A day of workshops, seminars and lively discussion exploring The Taming of the Shrew, led by Globe Theatre artists and leading Shakespeare scholars.

Company Q&A:
A chaired Q&A session following the matinee performance The Taming of the Shrew, in which theatre company members share their experiences.

Introductory Lectures:
Inspiring introductory talks about the plays in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse season, given by leading Shakespeare scholars and supported by Globe actors.