Women in Shakespearean costume standing together

RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew (12A)

Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

Cheek by Jowl: The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Cheek by Jowl reunite with Moscow Pushkin Theatre ‘so electrifyingly intense they make your hair stand on end’ (The Times) for the first time since Measure for Measure in this outrageous dark comedy. 

Comédie-Française: The Damned

Crackling with intensity, this triumphant spectacle directed by Ivo van Hove depicts the disintegration of a society, undone through a venomous alliance, the drama finding unsettling parallels today.