Gender-Inverted THE TAMING OF THE SHREW @ New Wimbledon Studio

Photo: Zoltan Almasi.

Critically acclaimed theatre company Arrows & Traps, formerly known as The Shakespeare Sessions, are proud to announce 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.

* * * * * Sparky, funny and charming - What's On Stage * * * * *

Staged as a play within a play, where roles are swapped and lines are traded, the company reimagine 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.

Infused with infectious energy - British Theatre Guide

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

This is everything you want from Shakespeare in a way you've never seen before - Everything Theatre



Venue: New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, London, SW19 1QG

Performances: 26 May - 10 June, Tuesday to Saturday. 7.45pm, Saturday matinee 2.45pm

Press Night: 27 May

Running Time: 2 hours, including 15min interval

Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions). For Box Office, visit or call 0844 871 7646

Travel: Wimbledon station (6min walk), South Wimbledon station (13min walk)

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Cast: 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

For all enquiries, high-res images and further information, please contact: Chris Hislop / 07711 033205 / /


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