Drama

Shrew

Show - Drama

Ami Jay
  • Tue 06-01-2015 7:30 PM - 0 h 50 m
  • Wed 07-01-2015 7:30 PM - 0 h 50 m

Fringe Underground

$120; $100(M,S,SC,D)

In English

Tickets

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Synopsis

A wry, clever and provocative twist on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, this award-winning new solo show comes to Hong Kong following an acclaimed transatlantic tour.

 

Katharina – or Katharine, or Kate, or the Shrew, she isn’t sure which – is trapped.

She laughs.  She rails.  She throws things.  She reminisces.

About her father, who never seemed to care.  About her sister, who figured it all out better than she did.  And – most and least – about her husband, who made it all happen and who destroyed it all in equal measure. 

She is equal parts funny, sad and repulsive. 

She is a tragic figure stuck in a comedy. 

She is waiting for her audience to come back.

Above all, she asks what it means to be someone, what it means to be a woman, and what it means to be trapped in our own underwhelming destinies. 

 

Winner of Best Actor and nominated for Best Production and Best New Writing at Buxton Fringe Awards.

 

“impassioned and lively… a vivid evocation of the emptiness of a woman ensnared.” - The Scotsman 

★★★★ “electrified, heartfelt and impassioned” - Broadway Baby

★★★★ “the audience don’t dare to look away... A real debate-starter of a show” - ThreeWeeks

 

Not suitable for people under 12 years of age


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