Kiss Me Kate

Tuesday 6th March 2018 to Saturday 10th March 2018
Hertford Theatre
By Samuel and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Directed by Linda Dyne and Adam Baum

A dazzling comedy of musical mischief

Another Op'nin, Another Show!

Ware Operatic returns to Hertford Theatre with Cole Porter's witty score, including the show-stopping numbers Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Always True to You in My Fashion, and So In Love.

Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare, Kiss Me, Kate recounts the back-stage and on-stage antics of two feuding couples during the performance of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew.

Leading lady and superstar Lilli Vanessi is the ex-wife of the show's charming leading man, Fred Graham. Fred has a fondness for flirtatious, fresh-faced Lois Lane, whose boyfriend Bill is signing off his gambling debts in Fred's name! Chaos and confusion ensue when two gun-toting gangsters turn up on show night to claim what's owed.

The stage is set for an hilarious battle of the sexes!


Lili/KateTracey Gwynne
Fred/PetruchioPhillip Cable
Lois/BiancaNatasha Easton
Bill/LucentioStephen Wiley
HattieAbigail Lowman
PaulMatthew Lampitt
GremioDavid Barton
HortensioChris Lucas
General HowellStephen Cooper
GangsterMick Wilson
GangsterDaniel Goode


Musical DirectorAdam Baum
ChoreographerDavid Barton