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Kiss Me Kate, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh Preview

Kiss Me, Kate is an irresistible celebration of the joy and madness of working in the theatre. With a score studded with some of the greatest classics of American musical theatre including ‘BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE’, ‘ANOTHER OP’NIN’, ANOTHER SHOW, SO IN LOVE’, Kiss Me, Kate sizzles from start to finish and is simply ‘TOO DARN HOT’ to miss.

Set both on and off-stage during the production of a musical version of Shakespeare’s theatrical farce The Taming of the Shrew, Kiss Me, Kate revolves around the tempestuous love lives of actor-producer Fred and his leading lady turned ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi. Add to the mix the ingénue Lois Lane and her boyfriend Bill Calhoun — not to mention a couple of gangsters who get caught up in the show — and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an evening of slap-stick comedy, sparkling charm, and exhilarating choreography.

The all-singing, all-dancing cast is led by the acclaimed baritone Quirijn de Lang who returns to the production as Fred Graham and Stephanie Corley as Lilli Vanessi. West End star Zoë Rainey, fresh from An American in Paris, stars as Lois Lane with Alan Burkett(Top Hat)reprising the role of Bill Calhoun, for which he received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. Featuring an electrifying dance ensemble and the full-scale Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North – you’re in for an evening of musical mischief that will leave you grinning from ear to ear.

Opera North Presents “Kiss Me Kate” Festival Theatre Edinburgh, 4th to 7th July, for tickets go to:


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