Audio described in-house.
The above photo shows Fred pushing Lilli across the stage in an empty theatre
Opera North’s award-winning production of Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate returns to Leeds Grand Theatre this May.
On the opening night of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew in 1940s Baltimore, the tempestuous love lives of actor-manager Fred Graham and his leading lady (and ex-wife) Lilli Vanessi are set to collide. Throw in Fred’s current paramour Lois Lane and her gambler boyfriend Bill – plus a couple of gun-toting gangsters who somehow get caught up in the show – and the stage is set for a funny and farcical battle of the sexes!
Cole Porter’s riotously inventive homage to the sparkling wit of Shakespeare, Kiss Me, Kate is an irresistible celebration of the joy and madness of working in theatre. With show-stopping songs including ‘BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE,’ ‘ALWAYS TRUE TO YOU IN MY FASHION’ and ‘SO IN LOVE,’ performed by an all-singing, all-dancing cast of international singers and West End stars, This spectacular production is simply ‘TOO DARN HOT’ to miss out on!’
Cole Porter’s dazzling comedy of musical mischief will leave you feeling positively ‘WUNDERBAR’!
“So hot it’s practically a fire risk” The Guardian (five stars)
“Sizzling” The Arts Desk (five stars)
“Irresistible” The Telegraph (four stars)
“A cracking good time” Sunday Times (four stars)
Audio notes detailing the synopsis, set, costumes and cast list will be available from the access page of the Opera North website operanorth.co.uk/access and will also be read out 15 minutes before the curtain rises.
Please note this is an audio described performance at an independent venue. Every effort has been made to ensure that these details are correct; however, please do double check with the venue for the availability of introductory notes and touch tours when booking.