Full cast of Kiss Me, Kate revival in London

Adrian Dunbar and Stephanie J. Block in Kiss Me, Kate

Casting has been revealed for this summer’s new revival of Kiss Me, Kate in London’s West End!

From the producer of hit musical Anything, comes a new production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, playing at the Barbican from 4 June until 14 September 2024 for a strictly limited season.

Starring in Kiss Me, Kate will be 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.

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

And joining them are Nigel Lindsay (Victoria / Shrek The Musical) and Hammed Animashaun (A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Black Ops).

The role of Hattie will be played by Josie Benson, Paul will be played by Jack Butterworth and the role of Harry Trevor/Baptista will be played by Jude Owusu. Hortensio/Ensemble will be played by Carl Au, Gremio/Ensemble will be played by Jordan Crouch, Ralph/Ensemble will be played by Gary Milner and the role of Pops/Ensemble will be played by James Hume.

The full ensemble comprises, Alisha Capon, Shani Cator, Maya de Faria, Amelia Kinu Muus, Jacqui Jameson, Lucas Koch, Alex Lodge, Nell Martin, Anna McGarahan, John Stacey and Harrison Wilde. Swings are Robin Kent, Barry Drummond, Emily Goodenough and Maddie Harper.

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At the Barbican from 4 June 2024 to 14 September 2024

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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.

This musical farce, which brilliantly showcases Cole Porter’s razor-sharp wit, has won Best Musical at the Tony Awards.

It’s a sophisticated, ferociously funny, show within a show – which whisks you into a world of backstage chaos and romantic entanglements as a theatre company attempt to put on a production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

The battle of the sexes takes centre stage as former spouses feud, only to find the off-stage antics rival the drama on-stage. Throw in a number of cases of mistaken identity, confused love, gangsters and a spectacular tap routine and you get… Kiss Me, Kate

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.