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The Taming of the Shrew – The Handlebards
August 5, 2016 @ 7:30 pm£10 – £15
To mark the 400 the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, The HandleBards – an eccentric 4-strong theatre company who cycle across the country – breeze into Lancaster. This all-female troupe on wheels brings their unique brand of energetic, charmingly chaotic cycle-powered open-air Shakespeare, with a knee-slappingly funny all-female version of the Taming of the Shrew.
Ride along with us – we shall be joyful for thy company.
The Taming of the Shrew
If I be waspish, best beware my sting.
A nobleman plays a trick on a drunkard, arranging for an acting troupe to perform a play called The Taming Of The Shrew: The beautiful and gentle Bianca has no shortage of admirers, but her father insists that she will not marry until her shrewish sister, Katharina, is betrothed. To speed up their own advances, Biancas suitors persuade fortune-seeker Petruchio to court Katharina. Their plan works he quickly marries her and carries her off to his country house, where he attempts to tame her. The HandleBards present knee-slappingly funny all-female Shakespeare.
£10 – £15
Castle Website http://www.lancastercastle.com/event/the-handlebards-shakespeare-in-the-castle-courtyard
e-Ticket web http://www.handlebards.com/lancaster-castle/
Box office Lancaster and Morecambe VIC