Adaptivity Theatre Company presents


Event Venue

Earl Arts Centre, Launceston

Event Dates & Times

Running Time

180 minutes (including 20 minute interval)


  • Full - $45.00
  • Concession - $35.00
  • Student - $20.00
  • Child (13 - 16 years) - $10.00 each
  • Family of 4 (2 Adults, 2 Child 13 -17 years - $20.00 each
  • Group of 6 plus - $35.00 each

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This show includes optional audience participation

Recommended for Ages 13 plus
Adult themes including sexism, sexual harassment and assault

No photography or recording

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Adaptivity Theatre Company presents


Two sisters, Katherina and Bianca, navigate the courtship rituals imposed on them by their father, Baptista. Supporting the sisters are two narrators, known as “The Jokers”, who take the traditional ‘monologue’ of theatre and turn it into a ‘dialogue’ through which the audience can participate. The audience can choose to provide suggestions that will change how scenes unfold, or even take on the role of one of the characters onstage.

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre, Shrew uses a mix of comedy, drama and original music to examine the power dynamics between men and women and its effect on their relationships, exploring a variety of issues from courtship to consent.

Based on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew
Adapted and directed by Kelly Wilson
Music and Lyrics by Karlin Love and Kelly Wilson

This show includes optional audience participation.

creative credits


  • The Joker (F) - Lee Brient
  • The Joker (M) - Kevin Vong
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  • Katherina - Toni Prestage
  • Bianca - Coco Ford
  • Baptista - David Lee
  • Petruchio 1 | Hortensio 3 - Darcy Lynch
  • Lucentio 1 | Hortensio 2 | Petruchio 2 - Nathaniel Wood
  • Hortensio 1 | Lucentio 2 - Campbell Stebbings
  • Gremio 1 | Widow - Caroline Badcock
  • Biondella | Gremio 2 - Amy Fawkner

show info

Access Seating:
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