TNT BRITAIN One of the world's foremost touring companies presents William Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Performed in English with Chinese subtitle
Taming of the Shrew
This is one of Shakespeare's most famous and popular comedies. The story follows the fortunes of the beastly Petruchio as he attempts to tame the wild beauty of Kate and claim not just her hand in marriage but a slice of her foolish father's gold. Meanwhile Kate's young sister is chased by a string of would-be husbands who will resort to any trick, or adopt any disguise, to claim their pretty prize.
TNT's production is fast moving, musical and very funny. Commedia dell'arte, Elithabethan music and visual imagery inspired by Renaissance Italian art combine with knock about comedy and a ferocious battle of the sexes to create a truly memorable performance. As in Shakespeare's own day, live music will accompany the production, arranged by noted Scottish composer John Kenny. A five part sung score will be complimented by harpsichord, clarinet and percussion.
TNT Theatre Britain
TNT Theatre Britain was founded in 1980 by Paul Stebbings, who has won awards at the Munich Biennale, the Edinburgh Festival, Tehran Festival and from the government of Singapore. Spanning the disciplines of theatre, music and dance, its productions always include a specially commissioned score by a leading composer. As one of the most popular touring theatre companies in the world, TNT gives over 500 performances each year across Britain, Europe, America and Asia. Paul Stebbings was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2013 for his services to promoting British theatre.
In China, TNT Theatre is well known and much loved for touring Shakespeare plays and Dickens adaptations. Since 2007, Milky Way Productions have presented TNT for two seasons each year in spring and autumn. It has performed in all major cities and most provincial capitals in the country, from grand public arenas like the National Centre of Performing Arts to university theatres in various provinces.