Mrs Pankhurst's Players Shrew



This radical adaptation, set in a nightclub populated with drag kings and gangsters, releases Shakespeare’s famous yet controversial play from its comedic origins to foreground Kate’s journey from strength and independence to being trafficked into a forced marriage. Mrs Pankhurst's Players is a new feminist theatre collective committed to making high quality, politically engaged, text-based theatre. With strong links to the Pankhurst Centre, the collective emerged from Edge Hill University's Drama programme to create theatre focused on foregrounding female experience.

This show was part of our 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Programme