Adrian Dunbar and Stephanie J. Block star in a brand new revival of Kiss Me Kate in London from the producer of hit musical Anything Goes.
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.
Book tickets from £36
At the London from 4 June 2024 to 14 September 2024
The cast will also feature Nigel Lindsay (Victoria / Shrek The Musical), Hammed Animashaun (A Midsummer Night’s Dream / Black Ops), Charlie Stemp (Crazy For You, Mary Poppins) and Georgina Onuorah (The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma!).
With music and lyrics by Cole Porter and the original book by Bella & Samuel Spewack, this magnificent new production, directed by Bartlett Sher (The King and I, South Pacific and To Kill A Mockingbird), promises a symphony of wit, charm and musical brilliance for London audiences next year.
Joining the dynamic creative team is renowned choreographer Anthony Van Laast, accomplished costume designer Catherine Zuber and leading set designer Michael Yeargan. This all-star creative team have collectively earned a remarkable 20 Tony awards. With a company of over 50, including a full-scale orchestra, and featuring Cole Porter classics such as ‘Another Op’nin’, Another Show’, ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’, ‘Tom, Dick or Harry’ and ‘It’s Too Darn Hot’ Kiss Me, Kate is the perfect musical spectacle for 2024.
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 – which will bring unabashed joy to audiences next year.