This Shrew simply took off and stayed afloat in a balloon of ideas from director Ryan and his skilled cast. Ryan has a superb theatrical imagination. This is one of the most cogent, alive, articulate, fun, technically competent Shakespeare productions I have ever seen.
James Waites, former SMH Critic
Shakespeare’s love stories challenge us very deeply. They tend to be models of disharmony and madness in which trust, patience and finally, hope, are only reached through chaos and pain. They are as troubling as they are funny, and as beautiful as they are disturbing. The Taming of the Shrew captures that paradox perfectly, among the most challenging yet most exuberant and enjoyable plays ever written.
Sport for Jove’s world-class production won unanimous critical acclaim when performed outdoors in its 2011/12 Summer Festival Season. This reimagined gem, set in the silent film era, returns to the Seymour Centre’s York Theatre stage. Nominated for 5 Sydney Theatre Awards including Best Production – this strictly limited season is not to be missed!