Dates and Times
23 June 2015 to 28 June 2014 at 7.30pm
Presented by Ami Jay
This is all wrong. I'm not supposed to have ended up here. Who the fuck put me here?
Katharina – or Katharine, or Kate, or the Shrew, she isn’t sure which – is trapped. She laughs. She rails. She throws things. She reminisces. About her father, who never seemed to care. About her sister, who figured it all out better than she did. And – most and least – about her husband, who made it all happen and who destroyed it all in equal measure. She is equal parts funny, sad, and repulsive. She is a tragic figure stuck in comedy. She is waiting for her audience to come back.
Shrew is a new one-woman play – a wry, clever and provocative twist on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. It takes one of literature's most notorious, puzzling and disturbing women and probes her, shakes her up, and turns her inside out. It asks what it means to be someone, what it means to be a woman, and what it means to be trapped in our own underwhelming destinies.
Buxton Festival Fringe Awards
WINNER – Best Actor
NOMINATED – Best Production; Best New Writing
Shrew has recently completed successful runs in New York, Hong Kong and at the Buxton and Edinburgh Festival Fringe festivals.
“An impassioned and lively performance… which builds to a vivid evocation of the emptiness of a woman ensnared” – The Scotsman
"Electrified, heartfelt and impassioned" – Broadway Baby â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜…
"The audience don't dare to look away… A real debate-starter of a show" – ThreeWeeks â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜…
"Heartbreaking and accurate" – EdFringe Review â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜…
About the company
This is the first collaboration between Ami Jay, Abigail Pickard Price and Alexandra Da Silva. They share a passion for finding the stories that go untold and sharing them with audiences.