Adrian Dunbar and Stephanie J. Block to star in Kiss Me Kate in London

Kiss Me Kate

Adrian Dunbar and Stephanie J. Block will star in a new revival of Kiss Me Kate in London’s West End!

From the Producer of hit musical Anything Goes also at the Barbican, comes a new production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, starring the multi-award-winning Adrian Dunbar (Ridley, Line of Duty) and Broadway musical Superstar and Tony Award Winner Stephanie J. Block (Into The Woods, The Cher Show, 9 to 5) making her West End debut. 

Kiss Me Kate plays at the Barbican from 4 June until 14 September 2024 for a strictly limited season.

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At the Barbican currently booking to 14 September 2024

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Also on the cast will be Olivier nominee Charlie Stemp (Crazy For You, Mary Poppins) as Bill Calhoun/Lucentio and rising star Georgina Onuorah (The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma!) as Lois Lane/Bianca.

Director Bartlett Sher is joined on the creative team by choreographer Anthony Van Laast, set designer Michael Yeargan, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Adam Fisher and music supervisor Stephen Ridley.

Adrian Dunbar said: “I’m so delighted to be returning to the stage this Summer to my spiritual home at the Barbican – where I started my career at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama – especially in this Cole Porter classic with the wonderful creative team including Bart Sher and Stephanie J Block. Summer 2024 just got a lot brighter!”

Stephanie J. Block added: “Look…when asked to bring a Cole Porter classic to the Barbican stage under the care and vision of Bart Sher, one must say yes! There are so many ‘firsts’ to this opportunity, and at this stage of my career, ‘firsts’ are not the norm. How wonderfully scary and challenging and THRILLING. I cannot wait to dive into this timeless classic and put a fresh stamp on it alongside the incredible Adrian Dunbar. Mark my words, this Kiss Me, Kate will most definitely not be just ‘another openin‘, another show’.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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