The Taming of the Shrew

To mark 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, SVP will perform The Taming of the Shrew. This rough-and-tumble farce is full of action and bawdy humour, centring round the battle of the sexes. This is essentially a love story on the time honoured theme of boy meets girl, she rejects him and eventually succumbs!

Petruchio arrives in Padua in search of a wife and, on hearing of the beautiful but shrewish Katherina Minola, decides she fits the bill and sets about wooing her. Kate has other ideas and their encounters are full of impassioned exchanges, angry exchanges and even blows-until love conquers all.

As usual, a host of other characters form the sub plot-Bianca ,Kate’s younger sister is also beautiful but not shrewish and,as a result, has many suitors clambering for her hand. They are thwarted, though, by Kate’s family, who will not let Bianca marry until her elder sister is off  their hands.

The play is full of slapstick humour and witty language and is a delightful mix of clever dialogue and rollicking good spirits.

Audition/meeting-The Taming of the Shrew


Acton Reynald Hall 29th,30th June, 1st and 2nd July 2016

If there is sufficient support from SVP members we plan to perform Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

An initial meeting is planned for Tuesday 26th January 7.30 p.m. at Shawbury Village Hall (following the SVP rehearsal of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe).
If you are interested in reading for a part or to find out more about the production please come along or ring Richard Bray on 01939 250612.
We hope to see you, for what should be an exciting project!

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

This Winter Shawbury Village Players will be performing an adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

This Classic Childrens novel by C S Lewis is a timeless classic that children cherish and adults adore. 

Follow Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they are sent away from London during WWII to the countryside and embark on an adventure through a wardrobe into another world  – Narnia, where there are talking animals, giants, dwarfs, witches and a great lion. 

Thursday 11th February – Saturday 13th February with a Matinee on the Saturday. 

Shawbury Village Hall, SY4 4NH

Performances to commence at 7.30pm and the Matinee at 2.30pm

Tickets cost

  • £7.00 adults
  • £6.00 concessions (seniors /  under 16s)
  • ALL TICKETS £6 Thursday night

Bouncers and Shakers

Bouncers and Shakers

Two one act plays by John Godber and Jane Thornton devoted to those women and men who work clubs up and down the country. Share their lives, aspirations, disappointments and ability to brush themselves down and start again.


Performance starts – 7.00pm.  

Tickets are £8 and can be bought from our website!

Auditions – Sleeping Beauty Panto

Our pantomime production will take place in January 2015, with performances from 1st to 4thJanuary, with a break in rehearsals over Christmas.  “Sleeping Beauty” is a traditional pantomime including the usual well-loved characters of principal boy, principal girl, comedy duo, wicked fairy and pantomime dame. 

Please contact Ann Page on 01939 251094 or e-mail if you are interested in getting involved in any way with this production. 

Readings (and informal auditions) will take place on Sunday 14th September at 3-4.30pm and Wednesday 17th September with children from 6.30pm to 8.00pm, and teenagers and adults from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.  Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for this reading.