By William Shakespeare

produced by Lazarus Theatre Company

I see a woman may be made a fool
If she had not a spirit to resist.

Kate talks too much; at least, that’s what the men of Padua think. So they persuade Petruchio to marry her and bring his wilful wife to heel.

Shakespeare’s battle of the sexes hits the stage in an all-new ensemble production. With festival staging and a contemporary score, this is a Shrew not to be missed!

Lazarus Theatre’s Season of Legacy continues with Shakespeare’s feisty The Taming of the Shrew. Lazarus is an award-winning Theatre Company, re-imagining and revitalising classic text for a contemporary audience.

Press for this production:

I cannot recommend this production enough. There are so many clever moments that are funny, painful, and sad, in equal measure, The cast and crew have obviously worked incredibly hard to see this vision through in every detail of the play. If Kneehigh did fringe theatre, this would be it. It’s the kind of show you’ll be thinking about for days afterwards. ★★★★★ London Pub Theatres
Faultless delivery and complete immersion into a festival atmosphere keeps the party going all evening. ★★★★ Everything Theatre
Full marks to the Lazarus Theatre Company for injecting a summery festival feel into Shakespeare’s problem play… The Taming of the Shrew, is given a radical new look, a different emphasis and features a welcome, unexpected, act of rebellion
★★★★ Stage Review  
A highly energetic and entertaining version of the play… Played in the round, with some fascinating costume and music choices, this production of The Taming of the Shrew works very well at grabbing and holding its audience’s attention from the beginning
★★★★ London Theatre1
With The Taming of the Shrew, Lazarus Theatre have done it again, re-imagining a classic play in a modern, exciting and joyful production that cannot fail to bring a goofy smile to your face. Fairy Powered Productions

Shakespeare for Today. Post-show panel on Feminism and Theatre.
Is The Taming of the Shrew unavoidably misogynistic? How can the play still be relevant today? What does it tell us about how we can address women’s issues onstage? And what do modern feminists think about this classic from the canon?

Join Terri Paddock along with The Taming of the Shrew’s director, Sara Reimers and expert panel on Thursday 27th July. The Q&A is free to all ticket holders.

Tues 18 July – Saturday 5 August 2017  at 7.45pm
(No performances: Sundays and Mondays)
Tickets: £15, £12 conc (suitable for 12+)

To book online click here
Box office: 0333 666 3366
There is no charge for online bookings
Telephone reservations have a £1.50 booking fee