Custom Practice presents The Taming of the Shrew


Above the Arts Theatre West End

An exhilarating retelling of Shakespeares’s dark comedy, where social absurdities are turned on their head to glorious comic effect.

As part of Custom/Practice’s month long Verve Festival at the Arts exploring shifting relations between minority groups and the theatre – with a focus on gender, race and disability – this unique production sees the main characters switch sex, in a world where the women hold the power and the men are ‘advantageously wed’.

A hilariously disorienting exploration that breathes new life into to this darkest of Shakespearean comedies.

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