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The Globe Theatre returned to Oxford for its sixth visit to the stunning setting of the Bodleian Library with Shakespeare’s classic comedy The Taming of the Shrew, which runs to Sunday.
Presented under the banner of Playhouse Plays Out, summer Shakespeare at the Old Schools Quadrangle at the Bodleian has become firmly established as one of city’s highlights.
Two wealthy sisters in Padua must be married off. The modest, demure Bianca has no shortage of suitors, but who on earth will take the wild Katherina? Perhaps the gold-digging Petruchio, as maddeningly strong-willed as Katherina herself, will be equal to the task of getting her to the altar?
Performed by an all-female cast, Shakespeare’s outrageous comedy introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts: a couple hellbent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to its controversial conclusion.
Directed by award-winning Joe Murphy, this is the perfect summer treat for all the family, combining classic theatre with superb acting and a magical location.
Tickets for The Taming of the Shrew start at £16.50 and are available from the Ticket Office on (01865) 305305 or book online at

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Performance times: Tuesday to Sunday: 7.45pm, Sunday matinees: 2.30pm, Saturday, July 20 matinee: 3.30pm.
Ticket prices: £18.50 discounts £16.50. A £1 booking fee may apply.



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