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Director: Brendan O'Hea; Written by: William Shakespeare
The Globe Theatre is putting on a production of Shakespeare's great screwball comedy: The Taming of the Shrew.
The play follows two wealthy sisters hell-bent on outwitting each other as they search for a husband. Bianca is modest and kind and has no trouble attracting a string of suitors, but Katherina is wild and shrewish, and the only man who wants to know her is the gold-digging Petruchio.
But will he be able to bully Katherina to the altar?
Note: the Globe's theatre season runs from April to October. Craig has been to watch a play at the Globe himself and thoroughly recommends it because it's not like any other theatre you've ever seen -- it's all open-air, for a start, and it has a standing area in the middle (called 'The Yard'). The actors sometimes parade through this yard during the scenes, and end up involving the crowd as if they were part of the cast. Read Craig's review of watching a play at the Globe before you go, so you can get a feeling for what it's like inside.
You might like to check out our complete list of Shakespeare plays in London as well.
Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre – Every day – Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Bankside, and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.
Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale — Globe Theatre – 22 Jun to 14 Oct 2018 – William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' is a story of love and loss and wild and uncontrollable emotions.
Mark Rylance in Shakespeare’s Othello – 20 Jul to 13 Oct 2018 – Mark Rylance will be starring in the Globe's production of one of Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedies.
Shakespeare-inspired comedy at the Globe Theatre – 19 Oct 2018 – The Comedy Store Players will be performing Shakespeare-inspired jokes and improvised skits at the Globe.
Winter Wassail at the Globe Theatre – 22 to 23 Dec 2018 – Enjoy a Winter Wassail with music from the English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, and Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – 30 Jul 2016 to 28 Jul 2019 – Palace Theatre will be showing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child -- a brand-new Harry Potter story by JK Rowling.
School of Rock – 22 Oct 2016 to 20 Oct 2019 – The Jack Black movie 'School of Rock' has been turned into a West End mind-blowing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Julian Fellowes.
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