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Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate to play London Coliseum in 2018

Opera North’s award-winning production of Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me, Kate will make its debut in the capital at the London Coliseum in June next year. Bringing together top talent from the worlds of opera and the West End stage, and featuring the full-scale orchestra and chorus of Opera North, the London run of the […]

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Kiss Me, Kate at Kilworth House Theatre – cast revealed

Matthew McKenna and Caroline Sheen will play the warring couple at the heart of the Kilworth House Theatre’s production of Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me, Kate. The first production of the season at the Leicestershire space in the grounds of the Kilworth Hotel will run from 31 May until 16 July. Joining McKenna (Fred Graham) […]

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Kiss Me, Kate – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff and Touring

Kiss Me, Kate continues at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff until 7 October, then plays dates in Liverpool, Llandudno, Birmingham, Oxford and Southampton. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Strictly speaking, it isn’t at all necessary to ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’ to enjoy the infectiously foot-tapping music and lyrics of Cole Porter’s musical […]

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Kiss Me, Kate set for Shakespeare-inspired WNO autumn season

Cole Porter’s classic Kiss Me, Kate will be part of a celebratory Shakespeare-inspired autumn season from the Welsh National Opera. A co-production with Opera North, Porter’s Golden Age musical version of the Bard’s The Taming of the Shrew will feature operatic and West End singers alongside the renowned WNO Chorus and Orchestra. Directed by Jo Davies, […]

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Tiffany Graves brings new show to Crazy Coqs

West End star Tiffany Graves will be performing her new solo cabaret show Let’s Do It! at London’s Crazy Coqs for two nights next month. The actress/singer, whose show at St James Theatre Studio last year was nominated for the Best Musical Cabaret Show of 2015 at the MyTheatreMates.com awards, will return to the cabaret […]

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Kiss Me, Kate – Theatre du Chatelet, Paris

Kiss Me, Kate continues at the Theatre du Chatelet, Paris until 12 February. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Parisians are being given just ten chances to catch the only Cole Porter musical that ran more than a thousand performances on Broadway (and won a 1949 Tony) and now that’s down to […]

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Kiss Me, Kate – Grand Theatre, Leeds

Kiss Me, Kate continues at the Grand Theatre, Leeds until 31 October before touring to Theatre Royal Newcastle, The Lowry Salford Quays and Theatre Royal Nottingham. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ So, the next step in Opera North’s journey through the Golden Age of Musicals brings us to Cole Porter. There is little doubt that this is […]

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Kiss Me, Kate – new production to tour from September

A new production of Kiss Me, Kate, presented by Opera North with Welsh National Opera, is set to heat up stages across England from September. Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy opens at Leeds Grand Theatre on 21 September, before touring to Theatre Royal Newcastle, The Lowry Salford Quays and Theatre Royal Nottingham. The show will be performed by a […]

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Brent Barrett – Crazy Coqs

Brent Barrett performs his show Night Songs at the Crazy Coqs, London until 18 January. Having wowed audiences at the Victoria Palace in 2001 with his performance as Fred Graham in Kiss Me, Kate, for which he received an Olivier nomination, Brent Barrett returns to make his London cabaret debut with Night Songs. The theme […]

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Kiss Me Kate – Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Kiss Me Kate continues at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London until 26 January 2014. Cole Porter’s lovely Kiss Me Kate (comma deleted in line with the recent Old Vic revival and all the better for it) is one of those special musicals, like West Side Story and My Fair Lady, in which virtually every song […]

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