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Kiss Me Kate

Kiss Me Kate Tickets

5/5 - based on 6 reviews
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About Kiss Me Kate

Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -

Kiss Me Kate description

The all-time stage classic, Kiss Me Kate

This 1948 Tony-Award-winning Broadway classic is brought to life in London by the respected, successful and well-loved director, Trevor Nunn.

Richly embellished with stunning tunes and lyrics by Cole Porter, the score includes songs like Too Darn Hot, Brush up your Shakespeare and Another Op’nin, Another Show. It’s an exuberant romp, a story within a story full of armed gangsters, warring actors and complex romantic entanglements set against a dramatic backdrop involving a musical production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.

Kiss Me Kate was Cole Porter's first show where he wrote the music and lyrics to match the script and it proved his biggest smash hit. The only Cole Porter masterpiece to run for more than 1,000 Broadway performances, in 1949 it won the first ever Tony Award for Best Musical.

Thanks to the thirty five-strong cast and band, this new version of the bard’s classic play is particularly sparky and lively, thrilling and exciting, a new take on a classic and a runaway theatre success in the making.

Kiss Me Kate – The story

In a complex story within a story, two violent armed gangsters are determined to collect the gambling debts they’re owed. Fred Graham, the fictional show’s producer, and his leading lady and ex-wife Lilli Vanessi embark on a series of romantic off-stage liaisons, only to find their story inextricably tangled with Shakespeare’s original on-stage tale of Kate and Petruchio. The two worlds collide in a sparkling tale of conflict while a second romance also takes the stage, between Lois Lane, the actress playing Shakespeare’s Bianca, and her gambling boyfriend, Bill.

The show that keeps on giving

Some stories just keep on giving! The original West End production of Kiss Me Kate opened in March 1951.A London revival opened in 1970 and the show hit Broadway again in 1999. In 2001 the show opened at the Victoria Palace theatre. There have also been Canadian versions, one in the early 1990s and another in 2010. The Italian version hit the stage in 2007, in Bologna, and a Swiss-German version played in 2012.

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Kiss Me Kate reviews

5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

What to expect:

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Recommended for:

Anyone (83%)
Families (100%)
Teenagers (83%)
Couples (100%)
Theatregoers (100%)
Latest customer reviews
Anonymous
Three hours of fun and great action

Reviewed on 12 February 2013 by

Anonymous
myview

great music and a show which has stood the test of time, as good now as when it was first written

Reviewed on 03 February 2013 by

Anonymous
amazing night!

Reviewed on 16 January 2013 by