19:30, Wed 13th December 2017 at Noël Coward Theatre
19:45, Thu 14th December 2017 at Almeida Theatre
20:00, Sun 17th December 2017 at Random Venue 34
19:30, Mon 18th December 2017 at Random Venue 43
20:00, Wed 20th December 2017 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
22:30, Fri 22nd December 2017 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
19:45, Sat 23rd December 2017 at The Old Vic
21:00, Sun 24th December 2017 at Random Venue 89
Kiss Me, Kate is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi. A secondary romance concerns Lois Lane, the actress playing Bianca, and her gambler boyfriend, Bill, who runs afoul with some gangsters. The original production starred Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang and won the Tony-Award.
Kiss Me, Kate was Porter's response to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! and other integrated musicals; it was the first show he wrote in which the music and lyrics were firmly connected to the script, and it proved to be his biggest hit and the only one of his shows to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. In 1949, it won the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical.