The Taming of the Shrew

8 January to 6 February 2010

The 2010 season of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew in Kings Park & Botanic Garden marked the second production for Shakespeare WA. After 10 years absence, the Bard’s ever-popular battle of the sexes made a welcome return to this perfect Perth setting under the direction of international Shakespearean, Paige Newmark.

Cast in order of appearance:
Nick Candy, Lucentio
Will O’Mahony, Tranio
James Hagan, Baptista
Stephen Lee, Gremio
Anna Brockway, Katherina
Glenn Hall, Hortensio
Lucy Cooke, Bianca
David Meadows, Petruchio
Sam Longley, Grumio
Angelique Malcolm, Curtis & Widow
Greg McNeill, Vincentio & Haberdasher
Jay Walsh, Merchant & Tailor

This is one of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies and is as pertinent today as it was when written 400 years ago.


Newmark recreated his hilarious 1960’s style production of Shrew that was previously applauded as “a sexy, inventive and ultimately brash version of The Taming of the Shrew that, at long last, suggests a forward-looking, innovative stance.”

In 2010 The Taming of the Shrew was a great hit with audiences and reviewers alike. The West called the production a “Shrewd adaptation”, whilst the Post said that “Shakespeare WA’s latest Bard broadside a must see” and Scoop Magazine listed The Shrew as their number two choice under “10 Things you must not miss this summer”.