The JOOT Theatre Company

John Fletcher's The Tamer Tamed

(a very humorous response to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew)

Performed 14 & 15 March 2008

Our story begins in Dundee (Texas), where the west is just about as wild as it gets. You many remember our hero, Petruccio, famed for taming Katherina, his shrew of a wife. Katherina passed away a few years back, and Petruccio has found himself a new wife: Maria. The story unfolds on the night of their wedding, as Petruccio looks forward to his evening's 'activities' with none of the trouble he would have had from his last wife...

The Cast

In alphabetical order of surname:

CharacterPlayed by
Petruccio: Steve Ballingall
Bianca: Palak Bhatt
Tranio: Harriet Brace
Pedro: Graham Cain
Jacques: Madeleine Daldry
Moroso: Tom Flight
City Wife: Grace Gorrlay
Sophocles: Chris Harrison
Country Wife: Megan Heather
Watchmen: Laila Issa
Roland: Sean McLeod
Petronius: Grahame Miller
Livia: Liz Monk
Showgirl: Catherine Stoll
Bartender: Linzi Walsh
Maria: Hollie Whitfield
Other parts played by the Cast
Director: Jodi-Anne George
Stage Manager: Peter Mendham
Wardrobe: Jane Prior & The Cast
Ticket Design: Madeleine Daldry


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