The Taming of the Shrew

by William Shakespeare


Tower Theatre, Canonbury
June 29 - July 7, 1956

Cast List

Christopher Sly : Peter Ariss
A lord : Phillip Hobsbaum
His attendants : Paula Munday, Myfanwy May
Bartholomew, his page : Philippa Hodgson
Messenger : Edward Sutherland
The Players : Thomas Carter, Francis Butler, George Spaul, Larry Barnes, Jean Linfoot
Lucentio, a gallant of Pisa : Brian Tully
Tranio, his man : Eric Turner
Baptista Minola, a merchant of Padua : Don Kirkman

Katherina : Pat Jolliffe
Bianca : Brenda Plumley
His daughters
Hortensio : Francis Butler
Gremio : Thomas Carter
Suitors to Bianca
Servant to Baptista : Edward Archibald
Biondello, servant to Lucentio : Larry Barnes
Petruchio, a gallant of Verona : Bill Phillips
Grumio, his man : George Spaul
A pedant : Phillip Hobsbaum
Curtis, servant to Petruchio : Harold Bennett

Ralph : Wilmot Bennitt
Gregory : Bobby Bernard
Petruchio's household
Tailor : Peter Ariss
Haberdasher : Edward Sutherland
Vincentio, father to Lucentio : Wilmot Bennitt
A widow : Paula Munday
Wedding Guests : John Messenger, Betty Walker

The Taming of the Shrew


The Taming of the Shrew

Production Team

Director : Christopher Mears
Lighting : Ron Francis and Adrian Paton

Stage Manager : Christopher Mears
ASMs : Elisabeth Wood, Margaret Goodman, Patsy Nann
Wardrobe : Myfanwy May, Margery Withers, Jo Hall, Dorothy Fox, Edna Turner & Angela Rooks in the Tower Theatre Wardrobe
Properties : Joan Smith
Set construction : Christopher Mears assisted by Terence Bicknell, Bobby Bernard & Philippa Hodgson in the Tower Theatre Workshop