Published on Jun 25, 2012
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At the out-of-town try-out of a new musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, sparks fly on stage and off as sparring between the co-stars threatens the opening night. In a classic show-within-a-show, over which loom two gun-toting gangsters with gambling debts to collect, Lilli and Fred's romantic
shenanigans offstage tangle with the onstage story of Kate and Petruchio as their two worlds dizzyingly collide.
Cole Porter's dazzling score is shot through with wit, charm and a great charge of Broadway energy. Effervescent, inventive and unashamedly romantic, it includes Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Another Op'nin', Another Show, So In Love Am I and Always True to You (In My Fashion).
Cole Porter's musicals include Anything Goes and Can-Can.
Trevor Nunn has directed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Cyrano de Bergerac for Chichester and has been Artistic Director of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
Stephen Mear has choreographed How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, Funny Girl and She Loves Me (which he also directed) for Chichester. His West End work includes Mary Poppins, Hello, Dolly! and Crazy For You.
Kiss Me, Kate is co-produced with The Old Vic.