Kiss me, Kate
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The Cole Porter musical comedy gets a slick new adaptation from Lee Blakeley and David Charles Abell.
The Théâtre du Châtelet kick-starts 2016 with this classic from Broadway’s golden age, in a buoyant new adaptation. Expertly led by director Lee Blakeley and musical director David Charles Abell, this take on the lively musical comedy is carried along by the sublime songs of Cole Porter and filled with amusing skits and parodies of the Viennese waltz. Porter’s last major success and the first musical to receive a Tony Award in 1949, ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ puts a humorous and sardonic spin on the plot of Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming Of The Shrew’, placing its comical amorous mishaps in the seedy realm of gambling, gangsters and jazz.
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