Taming of the Shrew – Archive

Building the set

The entire cast and crew gathered to paint and put the set together.  Those featured in these photos are set builder Alan Whyte, director Jason Nash, stage manager Jan Read, assistant stage managers Susie Williams and Jonathan Collins, cast members Kristina Nisova and Chris Robinson, and Nash President Phil Carney.


Meet the actors

Here is the complete cast list:

The “Shrew”, Katharina:   Hannah Martin
Her suitor Petruchio:   Isaac Barnes
Her mother Baptista:    Jennifer Morgan
Her sister Bianca:    Kristina Nisova
Bianca’s suitors:
   Lucentio   Matthew Steenson
   Hortensio   Garry Condoseres
   Gremio   David Bentley
Lucentio’s servants:
  Tranio   Chris Robinson
   Biondello   Kim Jennings
Lucentio’s father, Vincentio:     Cameron Gaffney
Hortensio’s servant, Grumio:    Kate Rohde
 Widow/Tailor:  Caroline Mayfair
Curtis/Haberdasher/Barfly:   Annette Lange
Pedant/Barfly:   John Tiplady

Critical response

The critics loved this show!

Read them yourself (links open in fresh tabs):

Blue Curtains – Meredith Walker

Meredith said: “…this energetic production is highly entertaining and vitally inventive…boisterous comedy abounds thoroughly”

Absolute Theatre – Eric Scott

Eric said: “…refreshing and revives that magical spark that is present in all the Bard’s words.”

Stage Whispers – William Davies

Bill said: “…a credit to [director] Jason Nashan entertaining night at the theatre”

Scenestr – Kate Byrne

Kate said: “Nash Theatre have done a great job in modernising and sweetening the action”

Ride Home Review (there’s a play button at the bottom of the picture)

Listen to Sue Hetherington and her son Oliver give us 4 stars out of 5

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