Kiss Me, Kate



The battle of the sexes takes centre stage as former spouses feud onstage and off during a musical presentation of The Taming of the Shrew. Kiss Me, Kate boasts a sparkling Cole Porter score and a brilliant book from Sam and Bella Spewack.

Egotistical leading man, director, and producer Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another in a new production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. The battle of the sexes continues onstage and off, as it becomes clear that, as much as this couple profess to hate each other, they are also still in love. Alongside their bickering liaison, the show’s supporting actress, Lois Lane, supports her gambling boyfriend, Bill, as he attempts to evade the clutches of local gangsters.

Throw in a number of cases of mistaken identity, the mob, and comedic routines into the mix and you get Kiss Me, Kate – a dazzling Broadway classic that earned the very first Tony award for Best Musical.

Running Time: 2 hours 35 mins (including a 20-minute interval)

Show Warnings: Performance contains haze.


£4 off Under 16s
£4 off 16-26 yrs and/or Students (with a free 16-26 & Student Membership), and Curve Connect
£18 Under 18s School Groups
£2 off Groups 10+ (Wed – Fri only)
15% off for Members

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Credits & Acknowledgments

Music and Lyrics by Cole Poter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack

Alex Sutton – Director
Adam Haigh – Choreographer
Charlotte Corderoy – Musical Director
Josh Cottell – Additional arrangements/Orchestrations
Produced by Jeremy Walker for National Youth Music Theatre
This amateur production of KISS ME, KATE is presented by arrangement with ConcordTheatricals Ltd. on behalf of Tams-Witmark

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