This Summer, the Crescent Touring Theatre Company takes on, what remains to this day one of Shakespeare’s most entertaining and controversial plays: The Taming of the Shrew. A number of modern day versions have been done of this classic tale, most notably Heath Ledger’s ‘Ten Things I Hate About You’. But in keeping with the Elizabethen style, the Touring Theatre Company offers the classic of the day.
One beautiful and gentle sister with an plethora of admirers is forced to wait until her unruly sister is wed before she is permitted to walk down the aisle herself.
But who could take on the unruly Katharina? With the temper of a wild bear, surely no sane man would dare? Katharina however promises an excellent dowry and the new man in town Petrucio is willing if not excited by the challenge of taking on the shrew. What follows is the ultimate battle of the sexes, will he ware her down, should she submit?
The Crescent Touring Theatre Company promises a fantastic, physical comedy in the beautiful surroundings of venues such as Botanical Gardens, Harvington Hall and The Great Garden in Stratford.
Summer 2009 promises much in the way of sunshine, so why not celebrate with outdoor theatre, bring along your picnic and chairs and enjoy the show. An Eton mess and a glass of chilled white wine have never tasted so good against the backdrop of some beautiful landscapes and classic Shakespeare so go ahead, bring out the sunshine.
* Tour Dates
Tue June 30 – Fri July 3 Birmingham Botanical Gardens at 7.45pm
Tickets: £8.50 in advance (£10 on the night)
Sat July 4 Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens at 7pm
Tickets: £8.00 (No concessions)
Tue July 7 – Wed July 8 St Nicolas Place www.saintnicolasplace.co.uk, Kings Norton
Time and Tickets tbc
Sat July 11 Great Garden, New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon at 6.30pm
Tickets: £10 (Concessions £5)
Fri July 17 – Sun July 19 Harvington Hall, Nr. Kidderminster
Fri & Sat at 7pm, Sun – 3pm
Tickets: £12 (Concessions £8.50)
For further information on how to book tickets call the box office 0121 643 5858 or log on to www.crescent-theatre.co.uk.