Kiss Me, Kate

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Wed 4 to Sat 7 July | Festival Theatre

Evenings 7.15pm | Matinees Sat 2.15pm

Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes (including interval)

Ticket prices

General from: £15.50 - £49.50*


Friends tickets from: 20% off all performances

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We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to the Festival and King's Theatres.

Cole Porter's Broadway Classic!

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.

★★★★★ "So darn hot it's practically a fire risk" The Guardian
★★★★★ "All the Broadway pizzazz you could hope for" What's On Stage
★★★★ "A cracking good time" The Sunday Times
★★★★ "Layered, witty and full of mischief" Evening Standard
★★★★ "A doozy of a spectacle with sumptuous, luscious sound" The Times
A co-production with Welsh National Opera
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Critical Edition by David Charles Abell and Seann Alderking
Supported by Arts Council England

 * Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund.  An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.


Friends 20% off all performances

Groups (8+) £4 off (stalls and dress)

Concessions £3 off 

Under 26 £10 with valid ID

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to book. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003.


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