The Taming of the Shrew by Heartbreak Productions

The Taming of the Shrew

Friday 21 July 2017
Gates open 6.30pm. Performance begins 7.00pm.

You are invited to Heartbreak Productions’ 1928 Fete of Misrule to enjoy an open air performance of The Taming of the Shrew in a beautiful setting.

Everyone wants to marry Bianca, Kate’s younger sister, but no suitor can be found for Kate who must be married before her sister. Enter Petruchio – a gamester on the make – who surprises them both with the most unconventional courtship in English literature…








A controversial, passionate and tender story of sexual politics: The Taming of the Shrew focuses on the electric battle between Petruchio and Kate, two of Shakespeare’s most unforgettable characters.

Brought to life by the Heartbreak hallmark elements of live music, humour and interaction, this adaptation creates a perfect introduction to Shakespeare.

Enjoy Heartbreak’s humorous and playful production of this unlikely love story as two people come to know each other and understand what magic is needed to create the “perfect” marriage.

The play

Gates open 6.30pm and the play will commence at 7pm. The performance will last for approximately 2 hours, which includes a 20-minute interval.

Recommended age: 8+ years.

How to book

Tickets are £12 for adults, £8 for children (aged 5-15 years), or £35 for 2 adults and 2 children.
Pre-booking is essential. Please note that we cannot offer refunds for this production.

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Food & drink

You are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy your own refreshments. The Museum café will also be open before the performance and during the interval for you to buy drinks and snacks.

What to bring

Please bring your own low-backed seating or rugs. The performance is not under cover so it is advisable to come prepared for all types of weather.

Heartbreak Productions will perform in all but the worst of weathers and refunds will not be given should it rain. However, should torrential rain or thunder and lightning strike, the performance will be stopped for health and safety reasons. This judgement is down to the Event Co-ordinator on the day.