Taming of the Shrew - Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre, South Brisbane, Brisbane - Tickets

Taming of the Shrew
Venue Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre, South Brisbane, Brisbane
Dates From 8 May to 5 Jun 2021

Queensland Theatre: 2021 Season

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Damien Ryan
Bille Brown Theatre, Queensland Theatre

Two sisters. One wants to marry, one doesn’t. What could possibly go wrong?

It’s Lights! Camera! Action! on an Italian silent film set in a bygone era. The suitors are lining up to woo movie mogul Baptista’s enchanting film star daughter, Bianca. But there’s a catch: Bianca can’t marry until her elder sister is wed.

Enter Kate — bold, free and fierce, the last thing she wants or needs is a husband. Men conspire to marry this wild woman off to any man who will have her.

Enter Petruchio — Navy captain, in need of a wife. The stage is set for one of the most powerful clashes of wills in history.

With a sprinkle of old-time movie magic, director Damien Ryan rescues this classic love story from the clutches of controversy, by transporting it to a time when Kate is less of a problem and more of a promise of great women to come. This may not be the Shrew you were expecting, but it will be an irresistible night in the theatre filled with glamour, romance, song and laughter. And a plane.

Writer William Shakespeare
Director Damien Ryan
Design Realisation Adam Gardnir
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Sound Designer Tony Brumpton

Presented By Queensland Theatre

Production Partner Griffith University

Warning: This play contains mature themes, including mild sexual reference.

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