Cole Porters Kiss Me, Kate comes to The Old Vic
Cole Porters multi award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate will open at The Old Vic on 27 November with previews from 20 November. A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, Kiss Me, Kate is directed by Trevor Nunn, with choreography by Stephen Mear and with a cast that includes Alex Bourne, David Burt, Adam Garcia, Clive Rowe and Hannah Waddingham.
Featuring music and lyrics by Cole Porter with book by Sam and Bella Spewack, Kiss Me, Kate is an exuberant show-within-a-show that throws together the worlds of gun-toting gangsters, sparring actors and romantic entanglements against a backdrop of a musical production of The Taming of the Shrew.
Cole Porters dazzling score is shot through with wit, charm and Broadway energy; it includes Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Another Opnin, Another Show, So In Love and Always True To You In My Fashion.