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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 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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Interview – West Yorkshire Playhouse artistic director James Brining on flying cars and telling stories

Since returning to his hometown of Leeds and becoming artistic director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse, James Brining has directed The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Crucible, Enjoy, Talking Heads and Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He recently re-created Sweeney Todd for Welsh National Opera at the Wales Millennium […]

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WNO takes reimagined production of Sweeney Todd on short UK tour

The Welsh National Opera’s inventive re-working of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd begins a short UK tour at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre this week. The production, which breaks with the traditional Victorian era setting to place the Demon Barber’s grisly antics at the heart of Thatcherite Britain in the late 1970s and early 1980s, […]

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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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