In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy.
Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.
Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) 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.
"This is not a perfect production — the scenes with the wooers of Bianco (James Cooney) seem to drag on — but it is a landmark one."
"The production is clear-eyed, straightforwardly told and thrillingly delivered by a wonderful ensemble cast, who mine every last laugh from the surprisingly slapstick script"
"Gender-swapped roles turn this courtship power game into a strange puzzle – although the trick plays dividends with its gleeful subplots."