REVIEW: The Taming Of The Shrew, New Wimbledon Studio ✭✭✭✭✭

The Taming Of The Shrew at the New Wimbledon Theatre

The Taming Of The Shrew New Wimbledon Studio 27 May 2015 5 Stars BOOK TICKETS A ravaged, mouthy derelict with a can of beer was slumped outside the entrance to the New Wimbledon Studio when I arrived for the Press Night of this new production of The Taming of the Shrew. I thought no more of it until the same individual emerged in the theatre ahead of curtain up interacting rowdily with the stage manager, turning over a few chairs, and giving members of the audience minor grief. And then the penny dropped: the play had already started and we were in the midst not of a incident involving the police but a brilliantly improvised version of ‘The Induction’, the framing device for the play-within-a play that is this early Shakespearean comedy. As Christopher Sly, the toper to be placated and entertained, Christopher Neels gave us the first of many … Read more