Sunday 12th July 3.30pm LIMITED TICKETS LEFT!
Illyria Theatre Company present The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
Open Air Theatre in the Rock Garden
Performance: 3.30pm (Gates open 2.30pm)
Everyone wants to marry mild-mannered Bianca. No-one wants to marry her acid-tongued older sister Kate. Their father won’t let anyone marry Bianca until a husband can be found for Kate – but no-one knows anyone mad enough to take on Kate. Until Petruchio comes to town. What happens when a woman who suffers no fools meets a loud-mouthed braggart when neither is ever lost for words? Sparks are guaranteed to fly in Shakespeare’s rumbustious battle-of-the-sexes comedy, where nobody is exactly who they appear to be!
If you’re looking for a rip-roaring performance of an Elizabethan comedy to tickle you on a summer’s afternoon, look no further. And bring a second pair of socks – you’ll laugh the first ones off.
This is an outdoor production. Please dress for the weather both rain or shine, and bring a low-backed chair or rug to sit on. Free light refreshments will be served, but please bring a picnic too if you wish.
The Rock Garden is situated behind the Arts Centre, and is wheelchair accessible. For further information regarding access, parking or any other particular issues, please contact the Box Office on 01695 584480.
Running time: 2 hours (including interval)
Tickets: £15 / £13 concessions / £5 Edge Hill University students
Illyria has won 4 international awards and attracted numerous “5-star” and “Critics’ Choice” reviews for the lively clarity of its performances of Shakespeare’s comedies.
Previous Illyria productions performed in the Rock Garden include: HMS Pinafore, Robin Hood, Pride and Prejudice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, The Mikado, and The Pirates of Penzance.