Archives - The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Steve Thompson

Friday 9th – Saturday 17th June 2017 in the Auditorium

A new twist on Shakespeare's 'battle of the sexes' comedy

Baptista Minola refuses to allow his youngest daughter Bianca to marry until a husband has been found for her older sister Katherine… but ‘Kate the cursed’ is famous for her hot temper and shrewish manner – no-one in Padua is willing to marry her! Young buck Petruchio arrives from Verona eager to find a wife and he is persuaded by Bianca’s suitors to accept the challenge. So begins a hilarious courtship – as Petruchio vows to woo Kate for the challenge of overcoming her fearsome reputation.

Shakespeare’s dazzling comedy, here played by an all-female cast, unpicks the timeless themes of love and marriage.



Tickets are now available for just £12. Buy online or from the Box Office.

Meal deal

Take advantage of our £26 meal deal with Terranova Italian Restaurant in Stanborough Park which includes a 2-course, pre-show meal from the set menu with a glass of wine and a ticket for the show. Download the menu

Not available Sundays and Mondays.

Part of the Barn’s 2016/2017 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club


Biondello-Andrea Brady
Widow / Tailor-Fran Copeman
Servant / Haberdasher-Emily Curry
Bianca-George Curry
Baptista-Siobhán Hill Elam
Vincentio-Belinda Gee
Pedant-Karen Lee
Servant-Jenny O'Sullivan
Tranio-Anneli Page
Gremio-Jane Pennett
Petruchio-Julia Riley
Grumio-Lorna Thompson
Servant-Devi Smart
Curtis-Hattie Thompson
Lucentio-Louise Wallace
Katherine-Lynsey Wallace
Hortensio-Rachel Wallace

Creative Team

Director-Steve Thompson
Assistant Director-Kim Southey
Composer-George Curry
Production Manager-Keith Thompson
Stage Manager-Trevor Watkins
Assistant Stage Manager-Michal Parr
Props-Kris Moore
Peter Moore
Linda Miles
Sound-James Rowles
Lighting Designer-Trevor Wallace
Lighting Operator-Ed Read
Clifton Hoyle
Set Design-Eric Farlie
Set Building-Norman Merry
Eddie Washington
John Sear
Robert Gill
Keith Lambert
Ian Bage
David Fairhurst
Colin Timney
Wardrobe-Anne Mawer
Sue Owen
Make-up Supervisor-Tiffany Breeze
Rehearsal Prompter-Anne Woolmington
Poster & Programme Design-John Cook


Friday 9th – Saturday 17th June 2017

Friday 9th June8.00pm 
Saturday 10th June8.00pm 
Monday 12th June8.00pm 
Tuesday 13th June8.00pm 
Wednesday 14th June8.00pm 
Thursday 15th June8.00pm 
Friday 16th June8.00pm 
Saturday 17th June2.30pm 
Saturday 17th June8.00pm 

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