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The Taming of the Shrew: August 2017

By William Shakespeare

'The Taming of the Shrew' programme cover

In Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, sweet tempered mummy’s girl, Bianca, can have her pick of suitors: but not until her sister, the acid tongued Katherina, can be married off.

Rising to the challenge is new man in town, Petruchio, but can he match Kate jab for jab? Audiences were prepared for a hilarious, delirious tangle of masquerades and misdirection, with this year’s summer Shakespeare offering from The Briston Players.


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Cast Backstage
Baptista Minolta, wealthy Paduan: Jenny Stevens Prompt: Lyn Reid
Katherina (Kate), Baptista's elder daughter: Imogen Bruce Props: Yvonne Fulker
Bianca, Baptista's younger daughter: Phoebe Challinor Director and Tea Boy: John Standish
Petruchio, Suitor to Katherina: Frank Bruce  
Grumio, Petruchio's personal servant: Val Pinkham  
Curtis, Chief servant at Petruchio’s country house: Jackie Spode  
Gremio, Suitor to Bianca: James Ramsay  
Hortensio, Another suitor to Bianca: Noel Spruce  
Lucentio, Another suitor to Bianca: Oscar Pittman  
Tranio, Lucentio's personal servant: Suzanne Challinor  
Vincentio, Lucentio's father: Jackie Spode  
Widow: Jennifer Standish  
Pedant: Helen Simmons  
Tailor: Jackie Spode  
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