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The Taming of the Shrew - Globe

Step inside an absurd carnival this summer as Shakespeare’s vicious comedy The Taming of the Shrew arrives in the Globe Theatre.

Lucentio is determined to win the beautiful Bianca’s hand in marriage. When her father declares that it will only happen once her older sister Katherina is wedded, the competition to mould the fiercely independent Katherina into obedient wifey material begins.

The front runner is larger-than-life Petruchio. But with Katherina as proud as she is, it’s going to take shocking levels of manipulation to win her as his bride…

Following 2022’s ‘brilliantly provocative’ ★★★★ (The Guardian) Titus Andronicus, Director Jude Christian debuts in the Globe Theatre with Shakespeare’s challenging early comedy that asks us where we draw the line between entertainment and complicity, reality and the absurd?

'For I am born to tame you, Kate,And bring you from a wild Kate to a KateComfortable as other household Kates.’– Act II, scene 1

Access Performances
Captioned: Sat 26 Oct 2pm
Audio-Described: Tues 24 Sep 2pm
Relaxed: Thu 26 Sep 2pm
BSL: Mon 14 Oct 7.30pm & Fri 18 Oct 2pm

Important Information

The play contains sexual references and misogynistic themes and language.

Age Restrictions

All Ages. Please note: some of Shakespeare’s Plays explore scenes which some children may find upsetting.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Mon 23rd September 2024 until Sat 26th October 2024.

Show times for each day are below.















Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Details

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Exit the station, following signs for the River Thames/South Bank. As you reach the river, head west and the Globe is by the Tate Modern on the south side of the river. 

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Location

21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT
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The Taming of the Shrew - Globe

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 26th October 2024

Running time: 2hr 30min. Incl interval.