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Taming of the Shrew in Trinity Gardens

There’s a video of this production in Trinity Gardens somewhere. Perhaps I have a copy? I played Baptista, not my best of roles, I’d been Mercutio in a production of Romeo & Juliet. Other plays I appeared in? I’d need to look through the diaries, but I tried to be in a play most terms.


Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew (rehearsals) June 1983 (or 1982?!)



  1. Peter says:

    Hi! I was also in it, playing Grumio. Do you really have a video? I remember it as being enormous fun.

  2. Peter says:

    Please do, Jonathan. Actually, the full hour would be most welcome. Many thanks.

  3. Peter Kessler says:

    If I recall correctly, Lucy Maycock was Kate, and for some inexplicable reason didn’t go on to be a famous actor. Pete Wingfield as Tranio did though. Alastair Blackie became a theatrical agent. Can’t remember anyone else. The director was Geoffrey something. I still have a slight urge to give off a weak cheer when I hear the word “Padua”.

  4. Peter Kessler says:

    Apologies for the double reply

  5. Peter Kessler says:

    Thanks. I have a daughter now immersed in Oxford drama and little seems to have changed apart from the haircuts.

  6. 🙂 I’ve found the footage. 1 hour 209 mins of rehearsals. The whole play? A bit scratchy and the sound not great but I’ll see if I can figure out how to get it online. I’ll put up some screengrabs.

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