Digital Archive:Cast list, Kiss Me Kate (2012)

Listing show dates and detailing cast, creative and production teams

Co-Produced with The Old Vic


Music & Lyrics by COLE PORTER




Lilli Vanessi, A Hollywood star playing Katharine in The Shrew – Hannah Waddingham

Fred Graham, Her ex-husband, directing and playing Petruchio in The Shrew – Alex Bourne

Lois Lane, A former nightclub singer, playing Bianca in The Shrew – Holly Dale Spencer

Bill Calhoun, A Broadway performer, playing Lucentio in The Shrew – Adam Garcia

First Man, An employee of Mr Hogan – David Burt
Second Man, An employee of Mr Hogan – Clive Rowe

General Harrison Howell, A veteran of World War Two – Mark Heenehan

Hattie, Lilli Vanessi’s dresser Wendy – Mae Brown

Paul, Fred Graham’s dresser – Jason Pennycooke



Harry Trevor, Baptista, father of Katharine and Bianca – Paul Grunert

Hortensio, A suitor to Bianca – Kevin Brewis

Gremio, A suitor to Bianca – Samuel Holmes

Nathaniel, Servant to Petruchio – Harry Morrison

Gregory, Servant to Petruchio – Warren Sollars

Philip, Servant to Petruchio – Richard Jones

Servant to Bianca – Holly James

Citizen of Padula – Tanya Robb

Citizen of Padua – Carolyn Maitland

Citizen of Padua – Jo Morris



Ralph, Stage Manager – Shaun Henson

Pops, Stage Door Man at Ford’s Theatre, Baltimore – Christopher Dickins

Wardrobe Lady – Michelle Bishop

Dance Captain – Kate Tydman

Other parts, including members of the crew and the cast of The Shrew, played by The Company



Musical Director/Piano – Gareth Valentine

Assistant Musical Director/Keyboard – Corin Buckeridge

Drums/Percussion – Allan Cox

Double Bass – Don Richardson

Guitars/Mandolin – Andy G Jones

Trumpet/Flugel/Piccolo Trumpet – Derek Watkins

Trumpet/Flugel Gavin Mallett

Trombone/Bass Trombone – Winston Rollins

French Horn – Matt Gunner

Alto Saxophone/Flute/Piccolo/Clarinet – Adrian Revell

Tenor & Soprano Saxophones/Clarinet/Flute – Bob Sydor

Baritone & Alto Saxophones/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet – Jay Craig

Orchestral Management – Andy Barnwell/Pete Harrison for Musical Co-ordination Services Ltd


Director – Trevor Nunn

Choreographer – Stephen Mear

Designer – Robert Jones

Dance Arrangements, Musical Supervisor & Musical Director – Gareth Valentine

Lighting Designer – Tim Mitchell

Orchestrator – Chris Egan

Sound Designer – Paul Groothuis

Casting Director – Pippa Ailion

Associate Director – Tom Littler

Assistant Choreographer & Dance Captain – Jo Morris

Assistant Musical Director – Corin Buckeridge

Props Supervisor – Lisa Buckley

Costume Supervisor – Irene Bohan

Fight Director – Terry King

Dialect Coach – Penny Dyer


Production Manager – Paul Hennessy

Company Stage Manager – Laura Deards

Deputy Stage Manager – Lou Bann

Assistant Stage Managers – Emily Oliver, Laura Wilson


June: Mon 18UCP, Tue 19UCP, Wed 20UCP, Thu 21P, Fri 22P, Sat 23m&e, Mon 25, Tue 26,

Wed 27PN, Thu 28m&e, Fri 29, Sat 30m&e

July: Mon 16, Tue 17, Wed 18m&e(S), Thu 19(PT), Fri 20, Sat 21m&e, Wed 25m&e, Thu 26,

Mon 30, Tue 31m&e

August: Sat 4m&e, Sun 5, Wed 8m&e, Thu 9(T), Fri 10m&e(D), Wed 15, Thu 16m&e,

Sat 18m(D)&e, Mon 20, Tue 21m&e, Thu 23m&e, Mon 27, Tue 28, Wed 29, Thu 30m&e,

Fri 31(D)

September: Sat 1m(C)&LP


UCP = University of Chichester Preview

P = Preview

PN = Press Night

PT = Pre Show Talk

T = Post Show Discussion ‘After Words’

m = mat

e = eve

D = Audio Described Performance

S = Sign Interpreted Performance

C = Stagetext Captioned Performance

LP = Last Performance


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