Shrew tamed at Cornerhouse Tolworth
7:00am Saturday 16th June 2012 in Freetime
Shakespeare’s Elizabethan romp The Taming of the Shrew is in for a reality TV-style show makeover in a new production, writes Sara Bellini.
Surbiton director Tanju Duncan has put the comedy into a contemporary setting to give it a new perspective.
Duncan said: “The contemporary setting will take out any perceived political correctness about the classics, bringing it back to just being human – while being truthful and honourable to the original text.
“We aim to amplify Shakespeare’s language through movement, mime and music, bringing an exciting slant on this well-known classic.”
Duncan’s Moonlight theatre company is gaining a reputation for taking a fresh approach to ancient and modern classics.
After performing at the Cornerhouse Theatre, the play will go on to the Rose Theatre as part of Kingston’s International Youth Arts Festival.
The Taming of the Shrew; Cornerhouse; Douglas Road, Tolworth; June 30, 7.45pm; £8/£6 concessions; email tanju@bymoonlight theatre.com or phone 07740 164 993.