Shrew

Theatre (drama, classical)

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  • 11:40
  • Aug 24
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Mrs Pankhurst's Players
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of Sexual Violence
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

This radical adaptation, set in a nightclub populated with drag kings and gangsters, releases Shakespeare’s famous yet controversial play from its comedic origins to foreground Kate’s journey from strength and independence to being trafficked into a forced marriage. Mrs Pankhurst's Players is a new feminist theatre collective committed to making high quality, politically engaged, text-based theatre. With strong links to the Pankhurst Centre, the collective emerged from Edge Hill University's Drama programme to create theatre focused on foregrounding female experience.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access is via a different route across the courtyard of the Royal College of Surgeons, our box office can advise.
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Thomas N 107 days ago

By turning Shakespeare's comedy on its head and directly confronting the audience with the uncomfortable gender dynamics of the script, the production is difficult to sit through, but a powerful theatrical experience.


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The Feminist Fringe (3/5 stars) 107 days ago

This play isn’t easy watching and does include some potentially triggering content, but if you have the headspace, it’s definitely worth a watch.

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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 112 days ago

Unsettling is the first word that comes to mind in describing this show. It tackles one of Shakespeare’s problematic plays, which originally had the premise that women need to be kept in their place. This version, however, looks at the play from a different standpoint and keeps the focus on...

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