How do you turn loathing into loving? Look no further than the 1999 teen classic 10 Things I Hate About You.

Join us for a screening of this modern take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, set not in northern Italy but in a Seattle high school, complete with the resident bad boy, played by Heath Ledger, haplessly wooing the tough riot girl, played by Julia Stiles.

Hijinks ensue as their path to romance is riddled with betrayal, alliances, and secrets. This witty, hilarious take on the Bard will leave you cheering for the underdog, rooting for the tough-as-nails “shrew”, and maybe even occasionally bursting into song.

 

This year we are excited to launch our new B-Lit Programme for young people aged 13 – 18, made possible by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Look out for events marked with the B-Lit stamp as they are free for anybody aged 18 or under.