Frances Barber (Kate), Roger Allam (Petruchio), Alan Cox (Lucentio), Clarence Smith (Tranio), Charles Simpson (Hortensio), Sean Baker (Baptista), John Hollis (Gremio), Elizabeth Anne O'Brien (Bianca), Michael Higgs (Grumio), Keith Drinkel (Vincentio), Michael Deacon (Pedant), Jenny Howe (Widow), Richard Pearce (Biondello), Robert Morgan (Tailor), Max Digby (Curtis)
Director, Clive Brill ; composer, Dominique Le Gendre ; producers, Bill Shepherd and Tom Treadwell
"Padua holds many suitors for the hand of fair Bianca, but Bianca may not be married until her spinster sister Kate is wed. Could any man be rash enough to take Kate on? The witty adventurer Petruchio undertakes the task. While he sets about transforming Kate from foul-tempered termagant to loving wife, young Lucentio and his clever servant Tranio plot to win Bianca. The result is a sparkling comedy of self-delusion and disguise, set in the context of a play within a play"--Container.
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