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Kiss Me Kate
Thursday 15th November 2018 - Saturday 17th November 2018
Thursday 15 - Saturday 17 November
7.30pm, 2.30pm Sat Mat
Full Price £14 / Concessions £12 / Students £8
Buy a tickets for Kiss Me Kate and get Anything Goes tickets half price
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella & Samuel Spewack
By arrangement with MusicScope & Stage Musicals Limited of New York
Kiss Me Kate
Presented by the University of Chichester
Cole Porter’s 1949 Tony Award-winning KISS ME KATE was one of Broadway’s truly witty musicals. A double-dose battle of the sexes show-within-a-show comedy, as wise and tart as ever. Sam and Bella Spewack’s script incorporates Shakespeare’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’ as
a musical version of ‘Shrew’ is going through the agonies of an out-of-town tryout in Baltimore, rehearsals are complicated by an ongoing feud between the two stars, who were married but are now divorced. When the show’s secondary leading man, a compulsive gambler, signs the lead’s name to an IOU, two thugs show up backstage to collect and turn the theatre into comic mayhem with most of the principals at each other’s throats! Porter’s score, coming late in his career, is one of his best. It’s a hit parade of songs with the show business anthem, ‘Another Op’nin, Another Show, and the sizzling ‘Too Darn Hot,’ with live band in the pit. Exceptional staging, exceptional fun and one of the musical theatre stage’s enduring triumphs!
Staged by the Level 5 Musical Theatre Triple Threat students whose previous shows have sold out and attract critical acclaim. Directed by Karen Howard (Carousel, Annie Get Your Gun) with Choreography by Drew Varley (Annie Get Your Gun, Moonlight Club) and Music Direction by Phil Wood (Wonderful World of Dissocia,Grease)
Part of the Cole Porter Season featuring KISS ME KATE & ANYTHING GOES. Buy both at the same time and get the second half price!
‘University of Chichester students were outstanding!’ ***** – Theatre Royal Winchester
‘Exceptional! I couldn’t believe I was seeing this in Bognor!’ ***** - Bognor Regis Observer