Associate Producer RSC Live to cinemas: Taming of the Shrew 2019


Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.

Justine Audibert turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer  a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

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Opening film

Our opening film shows some of the beautiful costumes designed by Hannah Clark with music from the composer Ruth Chan.

Interview with Justin Audibert

The stage director Justin Audibert could not be with us for a live interview. Here is a recording from the previous day talking power, flipped genders and the play being relevant today.

Interview with Claire Price and Joseph Arkley

Claire and Joseph together about playing their roles as the opposite sex. Claire being Petruchia and Joseph being Kate or Katherine.

In the wig room

Our interval feature looks in detail at the working of the wigs and makeup department. The film has been nominated for a RTS midlands award directed by our content producer Hayley Pepler.

Watch a scene

Act 2 scene 1.

This is where Claire Price as Petruchia and Joseph Arkley as Katherine, meet for the first time.