Colour and comedy will burst on to Twickenham’s tranquil Thameside Fountain Gardens for this open air telling of William Shakespeare’s famous battle of the sexes.

Set in the riotous world of the circus ring, Richmond Shakespeare Society’s production of this much-loved comedy promises to be a bawdy and boisterous affair.

This production of the Taming of the Shrew tells the story of sharp-tongued Kate, who must marry before her younger and more demure sister Bianca is allowed to wed.

Kate meets her match in the swaggering Petruchio, and the pair form a duelling duo surrounded by a gallery of vibrant comic characters.

  • The Taming of the Shrew; Mary Wallace Theatre, The Embankment, Twickenham TW1 3DU; July 20 to 25, 7.45pm with a matinee on Saturday July 25 at 3pm; Tickets £10-12; Call 020 8744 0547 or visit