Kiss me, kate


Wednesday 20 – Saturday 23 February 2019

London Oratory School Theatre
Seagrave Road


Based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and with an updated Cole Porter score, the Broadway revival version of Kiss Me, Kate won Tony awards galore back in 1999. Cygnets first performed the show in 2004 at Putney Arts Theatre; 15 years later seems the perfect time to tackle it again, but this time in the more ambitious space of the London Oratory School. With a limited run by the English National Opera taking place this summer and a second Broadway revival planned to coincide with our production in February 2019, there was never a better time for Cygnets to take on our own revival of this classic – it’s just ‘Too Darn Hot’!

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Creative Team

Director: Phoebe Fleetham
Musical Director: James Hall
Choreographer: Vicki Rice
Producer: Sarah Prescott


Fred Graham / Petruchio: Keith Walters
Lilli Vanessi / Kate: Rosie Orchard
Lois Lane / Bianca: Joanne Frazer
Bill Calhoun / Lucentio: Paul Nicholas Dyke
General Howell: Jason Thomas
1st Man: Will Prescott
2nd Man: Russell Hughes
Paul: Kob Yeboah
Hattie: Deborah Lowe
Hortensio: Kathryn Sinclair
Gremio: Abbie Minnock
Harry Trevor / Baptista: Vaughan Evans
Ruth, Stage Manager: Georgina Macfarlane
Ma: Gina Brill


Alex Johnson, Caroline Steer, Gina Brill, Harriet Ruby, Katie Scott, Maggie Murray, Nicola Wendel, Phoebe Oakey

Featured Dancers

Ali Coates-Newman, Amy Matthewson, Flo Nash, Kim Schenkelaars, Laura Smith, Mo Rogers, Rosie Miles, Sinead Burniston

Photography by Steve Gregson.