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Arrows and Traps and The Taming of the Shrew New Wimbledon Studio

The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew – Photo Zoltan Almasi

Critically acclaimed theatre company Arrows & Traps, formerly known as The Shakespeare Sessions, with The Taming of the Shrew, the first in their Love in a Time of War season of Shakespeare plays at the New Wimbledon Studio this summer.

Staged as a play within a play, where roles are swapped and lines are traded, the company re-imagine The Taming of the Shrew with a full cast gender inversion that flips the whole story on its head. The result is a fiery, visceral and brutal comedy about a scathing sexual war of attrition. This is the Shakespeare that Shakespeare would have loved – a new take on an old story, protean and thrillingly articulate; a physical spectacle of spit and sawdust, packed full with luscious, venomous wit.

With previous accolades including multiple 5 star reviews & critical acclaim, Arrows & Traps’ new season at the New Wimbledon Studio starts with a gender-bending The Taming of the Shrew and continues with a futuristic All’s Well That Ends Well, and will end with a grisly Titus Andronicus.

The Taming of the Shrew
Company Arrows & Traps
Performance Dates May 26th 2015 – June 20th 2015
Tuesday to Saturday, 7:45pm
Saturday matinee, 2:45pm
Running Time 2 hours including 15 min interval
New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG
Ticket Price £14 (£12 concessions)
Box Office ATG (https://www.londontheatre1.com/theatres/time-and-leisure-studio/)
0844 871 7646

Petruchia – Elizabeth Appleby
Gremia – Jean Apps
Baptista – Cornelia Baumann
The Pedant & The Tailor – Norma Butikofer
Vincentia – Bridget Mastrocola
Lucentia – Remy Moynes
Trania – Gemma Salter
Kajetano – Alexander McMorran
Bianco – Samuel Morgan-Grahame
Biondella – Pippa Caddick
Grumia – Lucy Caplin
Hortensia – Suzy Gill
The Widower & Curtis – Gareth Kearns
Christopher Sly – Christopher Neels

Thursday 16th April 2015


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