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Pranksters Theatre Company return to Guildford’s historic Castle Keep from 13th – 21st July to stage William Shakespeare’s rollicking comedy The Taming of The Shrew

“Of all mad matches, never was the like!” Shakespeare’s outrageous comedy is host to one of theatre’s greatest double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s controversial conclusion. 

Sparks fly, identities are confused and parents fooled in this tale of money, marriage and love! Will Petruchio tame tempestuous Katherine, the shrew? Can Lucentio outwit his rival suitors and win the love of fair Bianca. 

Jenny Swift co-director of the show says: “The Taming of the Shrew is a brilliantly fun and fast-moving play from beginning to end and we have loved picking the script apart to play to Shakespeare’s humour and his love of complications! With such a small and intimate setting within the Castle Keep, the audience can almost become a part of the action which will be a very special experience for all.” 

Pranksters Theatre Company create site-specific productions. Recent successes include sold-out Henry V also in Guildford Castle Keep and TWO by Jim Cartwright at the Keep Pub. The Taming of The Shrew will be their fourth production in Castle Keep.

Tickets £15 adults (£12 students/under-16s) are restricted to 50 per show. Book from Guildford Tourist Information Centre, 155 High Street, Guildford, GU1 2AJ, 01483 444333. Visit