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Kiss Me, Kate

Old Vic, The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB
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Trevor Nunn returns to the Old Vic to direct Cole Porter’s multi-award winning musical, Kiss Me, Kate.

Featuring the songs Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Another Op’nin’, Another Show, So In Love Am I and Always True To You (In My Fashion), Kiss Me, Kate is an exuberant show within a show, bringing together the worlds of gun-wielding gangsters, sparring actors and Shakespeare’s original characters from The Taming Of The Shrew.

The cast of Kiss Me, Kate includes musical theatre stars Alex Bourne (We Will Rock You, Chicago, Grease), David Burt (Les Misérables, Cats, Evita), Adam Garcia (Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Wicked), Hannah Waddingham (The Wizard Of Oz, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Into The Woods) and Clive Rowe (The Ladykillers, Fantasticks, Chicago).

Kiss Me, Kate features choreography by Olivier Award-winning Stephen Mear.

Cast & Creatives

Michelle Bishop, Alex Bourne, Kevin Brewis, Wendy Mae Brown, David Burt, Christopher Dickins, Adam Garcia, Paul Grunert, Mark Heenehan , Shaun Henson, Samuel Holmes, Richard Jones, Carolyn Maitland, Jo Morris, Jason Pennycooke, Tanya Robb, Clive Rowe, Warren Sollars, Holly Dale Spencer, Flik Swan, Kate Tydman, Hannah Waddingham, Tim Walton
Trevor Nunn
Music by
Cole Porter
Lyrics by
Cole Porter
The Old Vic
Stephen Mear
Lighting Designer
Tim Mitchell
Paul Groothuis

Old Vic

The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB
0870 060 6628
Official site
Nearest tube
Waterloo (200m)
Nearest bus
1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 501
Nearest train
Waterloo (200m) Take Exit 2 and turn right.

1 bay for blue badge holders in Webber Street, plus meters. NCP in Coin Street. Nearest taxi pick-up point is at Waterloo station.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 0844 871 7677 Fax: 020 7928 4397 Minicom: 0870 060 6641 Online booking form available via
Discounts vary with each production.
Limited mobility
Boxes or E28, F20, G6, G31, M4, X7 in the Stalls have the most leg room.
Access description
There is a ramp from street level into the foyer and the box office is on your right. Handrails are available on either side of the entrance. From the foyer there are seven steps into the Stalls (without handrails). There are 20+ steps to the Dress Circle and a further 20 steps to the Baylis Circle (with handrails). The theatre is open 1 hour before the performance.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser infra-red system. A unit is required to be collected from the cloakroom for a £5 deposit (which will be refunded on return of the unit). 30+ units available, including in-ear types and loop units to be used with the T-setting/switch on hearing aids. Some seats are unsuitable for use with the units, please inform the box office at the time of booking if one is likely to be needed. Induction loop is available at the walk-up box office.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium. Alternatively, staff can dog-sit. Pleae inform Box Office at time of booking.
There is a ramp from street level into the foyer. One wheelchair position in Stalls seat N5, a companion can sit in N6. In the case of a transfer, the wheelchair will be stored in the adapted toilet which is next to the access door and close to the wheelchair position. Please discuss any access needs with the box office at the time of booking.
There are men’s and women’s off the Pit bar, and 21 steps up from the Lilian Baylis bar.
Disabled toilets
Adapted WC on the left inside the side entrance.
Pit bar down 19 steps from foyer (spacious), Dress Circle bar up 20+ steps, Lilian Baylis bar up 49 steps. Soft drinks brought to disabled customers in the auditorium. All have moveable seats.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens
Age suitability
Previews from
Opening night
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