Durham University’s Castle Theatre Company presents one of William Shakespeare’s most
intriguing and brilliant comedies: The Taming of the Shrew. Telling the classic tale of true
love emerging from mutual hatred, this hilarious production engages in disguise, deceit and
devastatingly funny Shakespearean insults to tell a story of love in unlikely places.
Katherina Minola is a bold, fierce young woman, opposed to marriage in all its forms.
Her beautiful and mild-mannered sister, Bianca, has her pick of the local suitors in Padua, but
their father insists that Bianca shall not wed until Katherina has a husband. Enter Petruchio, a
young man with a temper to rival even the most shrewish of women – but when two fiery
personalities clash, can true love find a way?
Castle Theatre Company (CTC) is one of Durham University’s oldest theatrical
societies. For nearly four decades, it has taken its annual summer Shakespeare tour around
England and the United States, visiting historic houses, castles and abbeys. With song, dance
and plenty of laughter, Castle Theatre Company promises light-hearted family entertainment
PRAISE FOR CASTLE THEATRE COMPANY
‘It is productions like this which give Durham Student Theatre its excellent reputation
– five stars!’ Palatinate, Love’s Labour’s Lost (2019).
‘Shakespearean comedy that will really have you laughing from side to side’ – The
Bubble, Twelfth Night (2018).
‘A wonderfully youthful, vigorous production – with some stand out performances.
Please bring CTC back next year – they’re brilliant.’ – The Buckingham Literary Festival, A
Midsummer Night’s Dream (2017).
‘The outstanding cast and creative team provided a delightful afternoon of theatre that
should not be missed.’ – First Night, Much Ado About Nothing (2016).
‘Energetic, cohesive and hilarious […] making the complexities of Shakespeare’s
writing completely understandable.’ – Palatinate, The Comedy of Errors (2015).
Show starts at 6pm