Poster Kiss Me, Kate - May 2007

This is a musical comedy play within a play about an egotistical actor and producer named Fred Graham and his ex-wife Lili Vanessi who are playing characters Petruchio and Kate in the "Taming of the Shrew." In both their real world and in their play, they bicker and romance in a battle of the sexes.

Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Bella Spewack and Samuel Spewack. Based on "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare.

Lilli Vanessi (Katharine) Jane Pegler
Frederick Graham (Petruchio) Kevin Redfern
Lois Lane (Bianca) Jan Mather
Bill Calhoun (Lucencio) Steve Reading
Gangster 1 Alan Jenkins
Gangster 2 Pete Westmoreland
Gremio & Gen. Howell Paul Tully
Hortensio Brian Sweatman
Paul James Hume
Hattie Elouise Standen
Harry Trevor (Baptista) Bill Price
Wardrobe Lady Myra Jones
Pops (Stage Manager) Tom Hudson
Ladies Sue Wright, Yvonne Jenkins, Val Leopold, Lauren Kempton, Sonia Atkinson, Lesley Hasker, Sally Goddard, Rachel Linden, Trish Pring, Claire Broadley, Heather Uden
Gentlemen Ian Gardner, Daniel Spearman, Dennis Redding, Mike Naylor, Cliff Jones
Dancers Kate Langrish, Rachel Potts, Julia Brown, Julie Davies, Gemma Williams, Sarah Tappenden, Becky Garnett, Caroline Westmoreland
Director Audrey Pring
Musical Director Alan Pring
Stage Manager Michael Williams
Deputy Stage Manager Lee Stoddart
Stage Crew Dave Churcher, Pete Langrish, George Phillpot, Dave Harkness, Marc Scott, Elizabeth Stead, Ray Stead, Meera Galoria, Paul Beecroft, Helen Stoddart, Richard Fulstow.
Head Flyman Jason Smith
Fly Crew Kate Evans, Norman Price, Steve Biddlecombe
Sound Nick Allen
Lighting Design Ian Pratt
Property Mistress Amanda Knight
Property Assistants Sheila Stoddart, Julia Phillpot, Anna Gude
Wardrobe Co-ordinator Anne Tappenden
Wardrobe Assistant Carole Gennings
Publicity Colin D Justice
Front of House Photographs Ivan Saunders
Programme Design & Production Holbrooks Printers Ltd
Ticket Controller Anita Waterhouse
Ticket Assistants Linda Smither, Pat Wallace, Joan Budd
Canteen Betty Edwards, Linda Smither
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Keyboards Tony Pegler, Anna Pring
Reeds Paul Stiles, Steve Tanner, Malcolm Kennard, Lucinda Willits
Trumpets Roger Hammond, Jon Yates
Horn Allan Mead
Guitar Dan Franks
Percussion John Hammond, Mark Streather
Bass Andy Waugh