KISS ME KATE
Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate is about an out-of-town try-out of a new musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
Sparks fly on stage and off as sparring between the co-stars threatens the opening night. In a classic show-within-a-show, over which loom two gun-toting gangsters with gambling debts to collect, Lilli and Fred’s romantic shenanigans offstage tangle with the onstage story of Kate and Petruchio as their two worlds dizzyingly collide.
Cole Porter’s dazzling score includes Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Another Op’nin’, Another Show, So In Love Am I and Always True to You (In My Fashion).
The cast for Kiss Me Kate includes Alex Bourne - Fred Graham/Petruchio: Hannah Waddingham Lilli Vanessi/Katherine Minola: Adam Garcia Bill Calhoun/Lucentio: David Burt Gangster 1: Clive Rowe Gangster 2 : Holly Dale Spencer Lois Lane/Bianca: Kevin Brewis Riley/Hortensio: Wendy Mae Brown/Hattie: Christopher Dickins/Pops: Paul Grunert/Harry Trevor/Baptista Minola: Mark Heenehan/General Harrison Howell: Samuel Holmes/Flynt/Gremio and Jason Pennycooke as Paul
The ensemble includes Michelle Bishop, Shaun Henson, Holly James, Richard Jones, Carolyn Maitland, Jo Morris, Harry Morrison, Tanya Robb, Warren Sollars and Kate Tydman.
Kiss Me Kate is directed by Trevor Nunn, designed by Robert Jones, Choregraphed by Stephen Mear with Gareth Valentine as Musical Supervisor & Musical Director.
THIS PRODUCTION CLOSED ON SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 2013