"moments of real side-splitting humour...a clever adaptation by Immersion Theatre...fun and lively piece of theatre"
"A splendid romp...This company is unafraid of Shakespeare's more difficult plays...they should be applauded"
"There is much to admire in this production...presented intelligibly and the playful 60s vibe is a lot of fun. It’s a unique nod to the Bard...never a dull moment…Shakespeare at his winsome and accessible best”
"Visceral and authentic...Directors James Tobias and Amy Gunn have put together an exhilarating production...Vibrant and modern. The costumes and set are noticeably exciting, as is the staging and direction....stylish"
Our darkly comic, 60’s-inspired take on Shakespeare’s controversial, “The Taming of the Shrew” toured the UK September – November, 2014.
Selected venues include: Loughborough Town Hall, Harrow Arts Centre, Camberley Theatre and Grove Theatre.
The Swinging Sixties: London is electric, setting trends and creating icons. The world’s best known tale of the battle between the sexes nestles among power, music and beauty in a setting where seduction and exclusivity are the words of the day. In the shadows, a side step from the excitement and glamour, three criminal dynasties are drawn together as suitors vie to woo and wed the wealthy daughters of gangland powerhouse Baptista Minola.
The catch? The eldest is as vicious as the youngest is beautiful. Cue a riotous struggle for love and equality as Immersion Theatre transport one of Shakespeare’s most controversial comedies to 60’s London whereQuadrophenia meets the Krays in this larger-than-life, darkly humorous revival of their critically-acclaimed 2011 production.
Director – James Tobias
Co-Director – Amy Gunn
Costume Designer – Rachel Cartlidge
Set Designer – Heather Simpkin
Lighting Designer – Peter Fennell
Fight Director – Matt Gardner
Production Photography – Adam Trigg
Trailer – Quint-Essential Creations
CAST: JAMES CLIFFORD, ROCHELLE PARRY, CLIVE KEENE, LISA LYNN, JACK HARDING, SOPHIE DOHERTY, LIAM MULVEY, DAN DAWES, JOHN FRICKER