On Playing Female Parts: Simon Scardifield


Cross-dressing and gender fluidity are classic tropes of Shakespearean drama that have stood the test of time and performance.

Reflecting on his starring role as Kate in Propeller Theatre's all-male production of The Taming of the Shrew, Simon Scardifield explores the challenges of tackling one of theatre's most iconic female characters, as one of the boys.

Production duration: 32 min 37 sec

Cast & creative team


  • Simon Scardifield