The Taming of the Shrew: August 2017
By William Shakespeare
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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|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|