2012: Lucy Bailey production

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Beds were the central focus for Lucy Bailey's 2012 production.

Designed by Ruth Sutcliffe, the stage was taken over by a vast bed, from which Christopher Sly has his dream, with the action of the play taking place above and in between its sheets.

David Caves played a tattooed Petruchio, opposite Lisa Dillon's drinking and smoking Katharina.

Following its run in Stratford, the production toured to Newcastle, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Bath.

Listen to the audio introduction to The Taming of the Shrew or read the notes.

Photo: Lisa Dillon as Kate and David Caves as Petruchio. Photo by Sheila Burnett.

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