The Taming Of The Shrew by William Shakespeare (Open-air)
  • Shenley Park Walled Garden, Shenley, Radlett
    WD7 9DW
  • Sunday 10th July 3:00pm until 6:00pm
'The Taming Of The Shrew' 1590-1592 was no doubt controversial in it's infancy as indeed it is today. There have been many ingenious groundbreaking interpretations during recent years. Our vision? A feisty tale of passionate Elizabethan love!

A classic Elizabethan love story, a brilliant, exciting tale of passion, power, and wit!


Padua, Italy c1590. Baptista Minola has two daughters, Katharina the elder and fair Bianca. Bianca has many suitors yet Baptista will not agree her marriage until Katharina ’The Curst’ first be wed.

Enter Petruchio looking for a wealthy wife. Can he subdue Katharina’s legendary temper and win her dowry?

A cast of ten costumed in colourful Elizabethan style with live music and dance this fantastic show is suitable for all the family. The performance is preceded by an inclusive, fun and educational event.

Our first visit to the Walled Garden which dates back to the 16th Century when it provided Porters Mansion with fruit and vegetables. During the times of Shenley Hospital (1934-1980) the garden continued as a Victorian style vegetable garden.

We are delighted to bring our Elizabethan production to these wonderful Tudor gardens and amphitheatre.

Shenley gardens website: Amphitheatre in the sun

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