Kiss Me Kate

Kiss Me Kate

Barbican Theatre

5/5 based on 6 reviews (read reviews)
  • Opens: Tuesday, 4 June 2024 -
    Booking until: Saturday, 14 September 2024
  • Running time: 2h 40min (inc. interval)
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Kiss Me Kate tickets – Shakespeare with a contemporary twist

Trevor Nunn has pushed the boat out yet again with a spectacular rendition of Kiss Me Kate, the latest version of the 1948 Tony-Award-winning Broadway classic. Great man, great show, top class entertainment!

A stellar cast of thirty five, including the band, makes this modern version of the stage classic particularly lively and exciting, delivering a fresh new take on an enduringly popular story and creating a smash west end hit in the making.

It’s a story within a story, a stage device proven to delight audiences with its complexity. When two armed gangsters try to collect their gambling debts, the fictional play’s producer Fred Graham and his leading lady and ex-wife Lilli Vanessi find themselves embroiled in a series of off-stage romantic liaisons, which entangle with the Bard’s original story of star-crossed lovers Kate and Petruchio. When the two very different worlds collide, conflict comes to the fore and causes havoc with Lois Lane, the actress who plays Shakespeare’s Bianca, and her gambling addict lover Bill.

If you adore Cole Porter’s delightful show tunes, you’ll love this play with its catchy songs and sing-able lyrics, including show stoppers like Too Darn Hot, Brush up your Shakespeare and Another Op’nin, Another Show. It’s a lively tale of violent gangsters, argumentative actors and twisty-turny romantic entanglements, all of which take place during a musical production of Shakespeare’s classic, Taming of the Shrew.

Kiss Me Kate was Cole Porter's first stab at writing show tunes and lyrics to a specified script, and it proved a massive hit. So much so that it ran for over 1,000 Broadway performances and won the first ever Tony Award for Best Musical, a year after its release in 1949.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful story within a story. Book your Kiss Me Kate tickets now and experience amazing sets, stunning period costumes, popular show tunes and highly skilled, totally convincing acting. Fantastic!

Starring

Adrian Dunbar, Stephanie J. Block

Playing at Barbican Theatre

Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB (venue info)

Barbican Theatre Directions

Age restrictions

10+

Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB Adrian Dunbar , Stephanie J. Block
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB Adrian Dunbar , Stephanie J. Block
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB Adrian Dunbar , Stephanie J. Block
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB Adrian Dunbar , Stephanie J. Block
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB Adrian Dunbar , Stephanie J. Block
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB Adrian Dunbar , Stephanie J. Block
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS GB Adrian Dunbar , Stephanie J. Block