Broken Quill Theatre present a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, Taming of the Shrew, which makes Shakespeare fun and accessible to a wide audience.
Taming of the Shrew is Broken Quill Theatre’s second production. Last year they staged a successful
performance of Romeo + Juliet set to a pop-punk “emo” soundtrack. The hugely positive audience response to Romeo + Juliet was the inspiration for director Jordan-Leigh Foulds to re-work her second Shakespeare play.
The company’s aim is to make Shakespeare fun and accessible to a wide audience.
It is the mid 1990s and sisters Kate and Bianca are trying their best to navigate the dating world. Bianca, the youngest, has a long list of boys desperate to take her out. However, Kate is infamous for being too fiesty for any of the men to handle… until equally fiery Petruchio shows up on the scene. A lot of pressure is put onto Kate to marry Petruchio, but she isn’t interested unless there’s something in it for her.
Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew has been the cause of controversy in the past due to the play’s
representation of the sexes. However, Broken Quill Theatre have put their own twist on the characters and storyline to better represent the 21st century woman.