SunLive Competition

Summer Shakespeare Tauranga presents their annual summer outdoor show this January at the Historic Village – The Taming of the Shrew.

From January 18-28, the cast will take over the cobbled streets of the Historic Village in the open air.

The Taming of the Shrew is a fast-paced, outrageous and at times controversial play about disguise, marriage, love and behaviour.

Director Gin Mabey has bought the play forward to be set in the 1940s.

“We wanted a change of aesthetic from the previous shows, and the late 1940s has a certain romance and glamour we liked, as well as offering our female characters the opportunity for stronger, more powerful looks to play with.”

The cast is made up of a few Tauranga favourites, such as Dylan Frewin, Nadine Tibbits, Jaden McLeod and Matt Glover, and some fresh talent such as Rosie Potter and Judge Paul Mabey.

Five young actors from ACG, Papamoa College and Tauranga Girls’ College will take the stage as well.

“We love to bring young actors on board as they are full of talent, energy and enthusiasm for the experience,” says producer Nadine Tibbits.

The Taming of the Shrew will be performed at The Historic Village on 17th Avenue from January 18-28.

Tickets and more information is available on The Taming of the Shrew Eventfinda Page. Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and children/students and $21 for a group concession.

*The Weekend Sun has three double passes to the opening night on Thursday, January 18 at 7.30pm for three lucky readers.


Competition Results

Congratulations to our three winners - double passes for Fiona Baker, Christine Bougen and Kerry Abel.