John Wilson and his orchestra are joined by a spectacular ensemble of singers and dancers from Broadway and the West End for a unique performance of the classic musical Kiss Me, Kate.
Hits including Another Op’nin, Another Show, Wunderbar and Too Darn Hot combine to create a dazzling evening of music, dance and theatre to mark 50 years since the death of its celebrated composer and lyricist Cole Porter.
This hilarious take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is performed in its glorious 1948 original orchestration, a highlight of the 2014 BBC Proms season at the Royal Albert Hall. Starring Ben Davis, Alexandra Silber, Tony Yazbeck and Louise Dearman.
Although a concert version of the great Cole Porter musical this production has got most elements of a show, making this a concert version which really works well. Porter’s tunes are wonderful, and in his lyrics the man never made a bad rhyme.
- Another Op’nin’, Another Show Performer: Louise Marshall, Kiss Me Kate Ensemble
- Why can’t you behave? Performer: Louise Dearman, Tony Yazbeck
- Wunderbar Performer: Alexandra Silber, Ben Davis
- So in love am I Performer: Alexandra Silber
- We open in Venice Performer: Kiss Me Kate Ensemble
- Tom, Dick or Harry Performer: Louise Dearman, Tony Yazbeck, Michael Pickering, Gary Watson
- I’ve come to wive it wealthily in Padua Performer: Ben Davis, Kiss Me Kate Ensemble
- I hate men Performer: Alexandra Silber
- Were thine that special face Performer: Ben Davis
- I sing of love Performer: Louise Dearman, Tony Yazbeck, Kiss Me Kate Ensemble
- Kiss Me, Kate Performer: Alexandra Silber, Ben Davis, Kiss Me Kate Ensemble
- Too darn hot Performer: Jason Pennycooke, Kiss Me Kate Ensemble
- Where is the life that late I led Performer: Ben Davis
- Always true to you (in my fashion) Performer: Louise Dearman
- Bianca Performer: Tony Yazbeck, Kiss Me Kate Ensemble
- So in love am I Performer: Ben Davis
- Brush up your Shakespeare Performer: James Doherty, Michael Jibson.
- Women are so simple Performer: Alexandra Silber
- So Kiss Me, Kate Performer: Full Company
|Fred Graham | Petruchio||Ben Davis|
|Lilli Vanessi | Katharine||Alexandra Silber|
|Bill Calhoun | Lucentio||Tony Yazbeck|
|Lois Lane | Bianca||Louise Dearman|
|First Man (Gunman)||James Doherty|
|Second Man (Gunman)||Michael Jibson|
|Harry Trevor | Baptista||Ian Talbot|
|Harrison Howell||Alex Bourne|
|Ralph (The Stage Manager)||Christopher Howell|
|Performer||Kiss Me Kate Ensemble|
|Orchestra||John Wilson Orchestra|
|Stage Director||Shaun Kerrison|