FRI 16 Feb – SAT 24 Feb, £17/£12

EVENING – 7.30pm

MATINEES SAT 17, THU 22, SAT 24 – 2.30pm

The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays and one of his most controversial.

Generally considered as a broad farce that leaves a bad taste in the mouth, it is in fact one of the darkest and most complex of all the plays written in England in the 1590s, with an extraordinary structure quite unlike almost any other play of the period.

It is about a group of people watching a play. A play that becomes increasingly relevant to their own lives the longer they watch it, becoming more deeply involved scene by scene in ways they could not possibly have imagined.

They are to learn about the strangeness and unpredictability of love, the mystery of living purely in the moment and the magical, transformative nature of theatre itself.

In the extraordinary setting of St Paul’s Church, Circomedia, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School aim to bring you a production that will radically alter your view in this subversive but enlightening masterpiece by the young Shakespeare.

Tickets are available online from or by ringing their boxoffice on 0117 973 3955