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The Taming of the Shrew?

  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens 730 Great Western Road Glasgow, Scotland, G12 0UE United Kingdom (map)

Adapted by Gordon Barr from William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and John Fletcher’s “The Tamer Tamed” Directed by Gordon Barr

“Thou must be married to no man but me;
For I am he am born to tame you, Kate,
And bring you from a wild Kate to a Kate
Conformable as other household Kates.”

When Petruchio takes a bet that he can marry and tame the notorious “shrew”, Kate, he finds that he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Sparks fly when the couple meet and the ensuing struggle for supremacy is fast and furious.

Today, “The Taming of the Shrew” is one of Shakespeare’s most controversial comedies and so, apparently, it was at the time of writing. His contemporary, John Fletcher, wrote a sequel to Shakespeare’s play – “The Tamer Tamed” - which gives a voice to the women of the story and affords them the chance to fight back.

As part of our “Writing the Renaissance” series, this new adaptation brings both plays together to explore Shakespeare’s original story and his fellow playwright’s response to it in the ultimate battles of the sexes!

Please note that this is an outdoor performance, subject to cancellation in the event of adverse weather. Seating is not provided for this performance - stools are available for hire or audiences may bring their own seating.



Venue: Main Botanic Gardens

Previews: Wed 21st and Thurs 22nd June 7.45 p.m. (Preview tickets: £15)

Performances: Fri 23rd June – Sat 8th July (no performances on Sundays or Mondays)  7.45 p.m.

Box Office: 0141 429 0022

Tickets: £22.50 / £15
£12 Tuesdays – all tickets £12 on Tuesday performances

Later Event: June 22
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