Phil Willmott

How well do you know your classic Musicals?

It's been announced that Opera North's production of the classic Broadway musical Kiss me Kate will land at the vast Coliseum Theatre next year. This follows a tend set by the current hit production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Carousel, currently enjoying some great reviews at the same venue, more often home to poorly attended and often poorly reviewed opera.

This cavernous theatre really needs the appeal of great and well know musicals to help fill its thousands of seats and I'm not someone who disapproves or is snobby about this. The classic Broadway musical is worthy of just as much attention as the mainstays of the opera repertoire.