RSC: The Taming of the Shrew

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Show & Venue Information

Important Info: Tuesday 17th December 2019, 7.15pm - Audio-described and captioned performances with Touch Tour (5.15pm)

In a radical take on Shakespeare’s fierce and energetic comedy of gender, Baptista Minola looks to marry off her two sons, the sweet-tempered Bianco and the rebellious Katherine. But, as relationships are challenged and a hierarchial structure threatened, what will it take to succeed? Cue an explosive courtship and a keenly witty portrayal of hierarchy and control.

The Taming of the Shrew isn’t the only RSC show to be performed at the Barbican this year. As part of the season, audiences can also watch As You Like It and Measure for Measure. But, if you’re wanting to see a play over 400 years old with a contemporary reinvention, you’ll have to book tickets for The Taming of the Shrew now.

‘A landmark production as women take charge’ ★★★★ Evening Standard 

Did you know?

It is argued that Shakespeare wrote The Taming of the Shrew between 1590 and 1592.

The RSC’s London production of The Taming of the Shrew is kindly supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation.

Location & Travel

Address: Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS - Get directions


Nearest Tube

Tube Lines
Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City


Buses: (Beech Street) 76, 153; (City Road) 21, 43, 141, 205, 214, 271

Night Buses: (Beech Street) N76; (City Road) 43, 205, 214, 271




Aldersgate Street underground car park (10mins)

Show & Venue Information


Silk Street

Performance Times

Mon 7.15pm
Tue 7.15pm
Wed 7.15pm
Thu 1.15pm and 7.15pm
Fri 7.15pm
Sat 1.15pm and 7.15pm

Booking From

Tuesday, 5th November 2019

Booking To

Saturday, 18th January 2020

Important Info

Tuesday 17th December 2019, 7.15pm - Audio-described and captioned performances with Touch Tour (5.15pm)

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