A contemporary re-telling of Taming of the Shrew.
A play about what we believe and why. Interrogating how audience perception alters depending on how events are framed, how information is conveyed and our existing beliefs and expectations. Deconstructing the threads of the current zeitgeist and questioning which beliefs ours are uniquely and which are shaped by the society and culture we live in.
In this era of social media, fake-news, sensationalism, theories and tropes, it explores to what extent thought and agency has been tamed.
Using Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew as a narrative base, an all-female chorus re-imagine the character of Kate, each offering a different interpretation of the role and their version of events. Based in part on the popular political and cultural readings of the play and interwoven with personal analysis and experience, the Kate's take turns to present their re-imagined fates
We will be heading into research and development in May with a stella group of performers and creatives. Supported by The Cut with help from Curious Directive and DanceEast and funded by Norfolk County Council and The Arts Council. More details coming soon!