Oriel Garden Play: The Taming of the Shrew
Running from Tuesday to Thursday of 8th week, and featuring a dedicated cast of Oriel students, The Taming of the Shrew is sure to be an experience!
Set in the tumult of Renaissance Italy, the play follows the young citizens of Padua as they connive and conspire in love, marriage and power. The story focusses on the pursuit of the beautiful Bianca by three ardent suitors, and the subjection of her fearsome sister Katherine. And all for the entertainment of Oriel's own college drunk...
Playing on themes of gender, class and trickery—with a few provocative twists—this year's garden play promises a captivating summer evening.
The play will run from Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th June 2017, and performances will begin at 7.30pm in the College's First Quad.
Tickets are £7 for general admission, or £5 for concessions.
Book your ticket online here, or via the booking link below.
Proceeds to Benefit Local Charity
All profits from the production will go to supporting local charity work:
‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on…’ - Prospero, Act VI Scene I, The Tempest.
This summer Oxford Health is running a pilot project for a group of children & young people with autistic spectrum condition (ASC). During the week they will move through games linked to Shakespeare’s the Tempest before sharing a specially adapted performance with their families and carers. This group gives these children the chance to develop friendships with others; playing with facial expressions and body language in a way they might otherwise never do. It gives them the opportunity to feel what many children with ASC say they cannot: 'normal'. Thank you for your support to make our dream into reality.
Cast and Crew
Katherina: Ellie Juckes
Bianca: Lucy Gibbons
Petruchio: Sally Foster
Grumio: Dena Latif
Gremio: Teofil Camarasu
Hortensio: Ally King
Lucentio: Thorkild Vogt
Tranio: Caroline Ball
Baptista: Max Clements
Biondello: Orlaith Cross
Vincentio: Huw Davies
Widow: Lucy Mellor
Pedant: Alexander Walls
with Anna Chirniciúc as Curtis, and The Tailor and Haberdasher
and Luke Sheridan as himself
Costumes: Phoebe Homer
Costumes: Ellie Taylor
Costumes: Hannah Laurenson-Schafer
Production: Will Pickering
Production: Saoirse Purtill-Coxall
Production: Peggy Hughes
Marketing: Shay Vera-Cruz
Marketing: Georgia Robson
Artwork: Charlie Willis
Director: Emma Gilpin
Assistant Director: Angus Forbes
Co-Producers: Angus Forbes and Seb Santhiapillai