Gain a behind the scenes look at our new version of The Taming of the Shrew with our series of talks and demonstrations.


Featuring members of the cast or creative teams, as well as expert guest speakers, our talks programme offers the chance to find out more about our plays. For each play we perform, we offer a pre-show Director Talk and a Post Show Talk with the cast, giving you the chance to have your questions about the show and the creative process answered.

Details of our events related to The Taming of the Shrew are in the planner below, and you can also have a look at our other upcoming Director Talks and Post Show Talks.

We also offer a selection of drop in activities for families and a programme of family events.

Post Show Talk

Post Show Talk

Selected Dates


Stay on after the performance for this discussion with members of the acting company. Find out more about the show you’ve just seen and ask the actors your questions.

The Post Show Talk is open to ticket holders for that day’s performance and entry is free with your show ticket. The Talk begins a few minutes after the performance ends, and lasts approx. 30 minutes.

Find out when the Post Show Talks are happening by clicking the Find Out More link.

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Unwrapped: The Taming of the Shrew

Unwrapped: The Taming of the Shrew

20 April 2019

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Our Unwrapped demonstrations offer a peek into the rehearsal room, with the Assistant Director and members of the cast, often our understudies, looking at one or two particular moments from the play. They give an insight into how a scene is taken off the page and onto the stage, with the actors and Assistant Director showing the type of exercises and discussion that took place during rehearsals.

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Kate and Petruchio in the age of #MeToo

Kate and Petruchio in the age of #MeToo

25 April 2019

Studio Theatre@The Other Place

The #MeToo social media movement saw widespread reporting of sexual assault and harassment. In contrast, Elizabethan women were expected to submit to a ‘suitable’ marriage regardless of their feelings or ambitions. In our new production of The Taming of the Shrew, the genders are reversed, putting a new complexion on the power struggle between Petruchio and Kate, a woman with modern attitudes towards convention. Panel includes director Justin Audibert.

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