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We turn Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power, directed by Justin Audibert.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Until 31 Aug 2019

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  • On Tour

    various venues
    across England

    25 Sep 2019 - 4 Apr 2020

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  • Barbican

    London

    5 Nov 2019 - 18 Jan 2020

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  • In Cinemas

    Broadcast live on 5 Jun 2019

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  • Running time:

    2 hrs 30 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

21 May, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy.

Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.

Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare's fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.