‘Robin Norton-Hale has given her production a light touch and street-wise feel… she has created a show that will be an audience pleaser’
British Theatre Guide
‘Very impressive. This updated version of the play works well… funny, innovative and mercifully cringe-free… in Southwark Playhouse’s capable hands the Bard does seem to be at home in modern day Brixton’
‘[Simon Darwen and Elexi Walker’s] sparkling exchanges sizzle with an honest and believable chemistry that is, surprisingly, rather touching… The production is lively and fun, the characterization quirky, and there are stand out performances from Walker and Ginty. Shrewd theatre-goers should give it a go’
An updated version of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, set in Brixton and directed by Robin Norton-Hale (Director of the Olivier Award winning La Bohème) and designed by Cherry Truluck (nominated for Best Set Designer 2011 OffWestend.com Awards – A Cavalier for Milady)
Shakespeare’s feistiest comedy is relocated to 21st century London. Brixton girl Kate has no time for smooth-talking Sloane Petruchio, but her traditional father thinks he’s perfect.
In the ensuing battle of the sexes, Petruchio’s arrogance and Kate’s carefully constructed aggression crumble as they discover there’s more to love than sharing the same postcode