The Old Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre present

Book by Sam & Bella Spewack

Kiss Me, Kate

Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter

The dazzling, multi-award-winning classic Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate comes to The Old Vic this Christmas. This glittering new production, directed by Trevor Nunn, stars Alex Bourne, David Burt, Adam Garcia, Clive Rowe and Hannah Waddingham.

This exuberant show-within-a-show throws together gun-toting gangsters, sparring actors and romantic entanglements against a backdrop of a touring musical production of The Taming of the Shrew. With music and lyrics by Cole Porter the terrific score is shot through with wit, charm and energy with spectacular choreography by Stephen Mear (Crazy For You, Betty Blue Eyes, Hello Dolly and Mary Poppins).

Trevor Nunn returns to The Old Vic following the success of Inherit the Wind, Richard II and Hamlet. He was the Artistic Director of the RSC and the National Theatre and has directed in the West End, on Broadway and for film and television. He has directed most of the Shakespeare canon, and other credits include Flare Path, A Little Night Music, Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma! Les Miserables and Cats.

Trevor Nunn’s slick and sassy musical is too darn hot

Evening Standard

Brimming over with Cole Porter classics

Daily Express

The razzle dazzle is turned up to 11