Taming of the shrew in the open air

The Taming Of The Shrew 
Shakespeare in the Open Air 
performed by well-known and well-loved
British open-air theatre company ILLYRIA


Everyone wants to marry mild-mannered Bianca. No-one wants to marry her acid-tongued older sister Kate. Their father won’t let anyone marry Bianca until a husband can be found for Kate – but no-one knows anyone mad enough to take her on. Until Petruchio comes to town. What happens when a woman who suffers no fools meets a loud-mouthed braggart when neither is ever lost for words? Sparks are guaranteed to fly in Shakespeare’s rumbustious battle-of-the-sexes comedy, where nobody is exactly who they appear to be!



Wednesday 2 September 19.30    Heeswijk Castle nr Den Bosch
Thursday 3 September    19.30    Raadhuis de Paauw Wassenaar
Friday 4 September        19.30    Raadhuis de Paauw Wassenaar
Saturday 5 September    19.30    Schovenhorst Estate Putten (Veluwe)
Sunday 6 September       14.00    Keppel Castle nr Arnhem

online in the STET Ticketshop
PRiCES: from € 5,00 to € 35,00 depending on the location and moment of booking*
NOTE* pre-sale offers at all the locations
& STET-Easy ticketing system in Wassenaar i.e. .... the earlier you book the cheaper it is ....

2hrs 20 min (inc 30 min break)

Get out your picnic hampers and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Raadhuis de Paauw. Do take insect repellents, warm clothes etc with you. Bad weather does NOT stop the performance.
Grounds open (2 hours before the performance):
Thursday 3 & Friday 4 September at 17.30 

Order your bubbles before and collect them at the box office  Click here to order them. (Bottle 750ml or Picollo 200ml + glasses)
(If you have booked already, you can book the bottles separately). 

KESSLER Rosé is a light, fruity brut sparkling wine suitable for every occasion. Because of its dry style, it lends itself well to the role of aperitif, and is also a pleasant accompaniment to light summer meals.

KESSLER Cabinet is a harmonious, elegant brut Sekt with an exciting profile on the palate delivered by the mingling of mature fruit and slightly tangy flavours.

Illyria open-air The Sorcerer's Apprentice WassenaarILLYRIA ALSO PERFORMS THE SORCERER's APPRENTICE
open-air family performance (5+) Raadhuis de Paauw in Wassenaar
Saturday 5 (15.00) and Sunday 6 (14.00) September (matinees)



Gemeente Wassenaar

ABN AMRO International Clients and Wassenaar


Created in 1991, Illyria has been delighting audiences across Britain and in the Netherlands, Germany, the United States and Canada. Under the artistic directorship of Oliver Gray the company has won international acclaim for its lively, innovative approach to Shakespeare's plays and its high quality shows for Families. Due to demand created by their reputation for excellence, Illyria now performs more plays to more people across a wider area than any other open-air touring theatre company. Illyria's mission is to create a varied programme of outstandingly enjoyable theatre and to enable everyone to see it.

Illyria returns to the Netherlands for the 15th year performing at some of the most stunning locations like Heeswijk Castle in Heeswijk - Den Bosch, Raadhuis de Paauw in Wassenaar - The Hague, Schovenhorst Estate on the Veluwe and Keppel Castle in Laag Keppel - Arnhem.