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? Only the gold-digging Petruchio, a man as maddeningly strong-willed and perverse as Katherina herself, is equal to the task of bullying her to the altar.

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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? Only the gold-digging Petruchio, a man as maddeningly strong-willed and perverse as Katherina herself, is equal to the task of bullying her to the altar.


Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s equivocal and controversial conclusion.

Shakespeare's Globe

21 New Globe Walk, Southwark
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1 9DT

Performances at the following times:

June
19:30: 23, 25, 27, 29
14:00: 26, 28, 30

July
19:30: 2, 4, 6, 16, 18, 20, 23, 26, 30
14:00: 3, 5, 7, 19, 21, 24, 27, 31

August
19:30: 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 27
14:00: 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 28, 30 

September
19:30: 4, 6, 10, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 24, 27, 29
14:00: 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 28

October
19:30: 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13
14:00: 2, 5, 9, 12