The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival, UK.
Director of The Comedy of Errors,
Robinson College Gardens.
Director of The Taming of the Shrew,
Trinity College Gardens & Robinson
The Cambridge News: Paul Holland reviews Taming of
the Shrew: "If I be waspish, beware
my sting or something like that. There were a few wasps in Robinson
College gardens last night (Thurs, July 24) for the performance of
Taming of the Shrew due to the picnics, but there was a lot of fun
to be had by cast and audience alike.
This is the third show in the Shakespeare Festival I have seen and
it was a delight. Arriving just in time to catch the opening on what
was a hot July evening my partner and I were greeted with a lawn full
of a picnicking audience.
We quickly sat down and stuffed a few sandwiches down our throats,
batting the wasps away. Then, as if a summer's evening in a purpose-built
theatre garden, with a picnic wasn't enough - the play started. And
it was funny, frantic and relaxed. The central relationship between
the shrewish Kate and the boorish Petruchio was, almost literally,
The wooing of Kate in the play is always a stage battle of words which
doesn't need swords to draw blood and this was one of the best I have
The play run's until Saturday at Robinson and then transfers to Trinity
College gardens from August 18 to September 6."