A new production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew was shown in Magdalen College President's Garden in late July. It featured Adam Baghdadi (Economics and Management - 2nd Year) in the role of Gremio.
The production begins with Lucentio, a modern-day rich and privileged undergraduate, arriving in Padua with his minder and companion, Tranio, as a piece of street of theatre is being set up. Realities merge as they contrive to abandon their spectator roles and enter the world of the play (within a play). Donning the period costume of the other 'actors', they become absorbed into the storyline of Baptista Minola and his daughters.
The play was shown in Magdalen College President's Garden from Wednesday 21st July to Saturday 24th July, and was then be taken on tour to Stratford, Covent Garden and finally Tokyo.