The Taming of the Shrew

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Sport for Jove Theatre Company presents

The Taming of the Shrew

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 05 May - 07 May 2016

By William Shakespeare

Damien Ryan’s hugely successful production is a detailed and passionate reimagining of one of the world’s greatest comedies.

Shakespeare’s love stories are as troubling as they are funny, and as beautiful as they are disturbing. The Taming of the Shrew captures that paradox perfectly.

Sport for Jove’s world-class production won unanimous critical acclaim when performed outdoors in its 2011/12 Summer Festival Season and now this re-imagined gem is coming to Riverside Theatres. Nominated for five Sydney Theatre Awards including ‘Best Production’, it is not to be missed!

“Sport for Jove’s Shrew is one of the most entertaining I’ve seen – and the funniest by a mile. See this show.” – Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

Dates & Times:
Thursday 5 May 7:30pm
Friday 6 May 11:30am (Plus Q&A) & 7:30pm
Saturday 7 May 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Tickets:
Please note, Season Packages are not available to purchase online. To book a season package simply fill out a Season Booking Form and submit it to Box Office by post or in person.

To receive a copy of our 2016 Season Brochure, please call Box Office on 8839 3399.

Download a copy of our Season 2016 booking form here: Season 2016 Booking Form

Directed by:
Damien Ryan

Designed by:
Anna Gardiner

Suitable for Years 7 – 12

SCHOOL TICKETS

$25 per student/additional teacher (1 teacher free per 10 students)
Schools – Please download and fill out the booking form

Q&A to follow after all school matinee performances

FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR…

The first of FIVE Sport for Jove offerings in this year’s program (yes, we’re as obsessed with them as you are!) is one of the first, and from all accounts one of the best, productions they’ve ever done. Like all of Damien Ryan’s work, this will be a VISUAL FEAST, where your students will be transported to a world where the language makes complete sense and the themes of the play so relevant, that you start believing Shakespeare could see into the future. Clarity and engagement with the text is never as important as it is with a text like ‘Taming’, which is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. You’ll probably all leave thinking it’s the best play Shakespeare ever wrote (until you see your next  Sport for Jove Shakespeare!).

BOOKING STEP-BY-STEP

  1. USE BOOKING FORM OR DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE WEBSITE
    All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Riverside’s risk assessment can be downloaded here and education support materials (where provided) are available below.
  2. SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM TO US
    Fax or email your booking form to Riverside Education
    Fax: 02 9683 3267
    Scan and email: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au
    Mail: Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.
    N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward a tax invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking forms.
  3. RIVERSIDE WILL CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING
    Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure.
  4. FINAL PAYMENT
    You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 school weeks prior to the performance. We strongly recommend making the cut-off point for students to pay the school and confirm their attendance at around 5 – 6 weeks before the performance or workshop date, giving yourself plenty of time to confirm final numbers. Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.
  5. FINAL INFORMATION SENT TO SCHOOLS
    A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you are attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to running times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.
  6. ATTEND AND ENJOY!
    Seating at schools performances is general admission (unless otherwise specified) and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 minutes prior to your performance.
    Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact us on 8839 3308.

STUDENT AND TEACHER RESOURCES

The Taming of the Shrew Curriculum Links

SCHOOLS ACCESS AT RIVERSIDE

For information on access at Riverside Theatre please click here.

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Duration

Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes (Including interval)
Weekday matinee also includes a Q&A

Ticket Prices

Season Package/ Sidekicks Adult $33
Season Package/ Sidekicks Concession $28
Season Package/ Sidekicks 30 & Under $19
Season Package Guest Adult $34
Season Package Guest Concession $29
Season Package Guest 30 & Under $20
Single Tickets Adult $39
Single Tickets Concession $34
Single Tickets 30 & Under $25
Groups 10+ $34
Student/Teacher $25

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00