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Kiss Me, Kate at the Proms

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 musical Kiss Me, Kate.

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.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Cole Porter

    Another Op'nin', Another Show

    Performer: Louise Marshall, Kiss Me Kate Ensemble. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    Why can't you behave

    Performer: Louise Dearman, Tony Yazbeck. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    Wunderbar

    Performer: Alexandra Silber, Ben Davis. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    So in love am I

    Performer: Alexandra Silber. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • We open in Venice

  • Cole Porter

    Tom, Dick or Harry

    Performer: Louise Dearman, Tony Yazbeck, Michael Pickering, Gary Watson. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    I've come to wive it wealthily in Padua

    Performer: Ben Davis, Kiss Me Kate Ensemble. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    I hate men

    Performer: Alexandra Silber. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    Were thine that special face

    Performer: Ben Davis. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    I sing of love

    Performer: Louise Dearman, Tony Yazbeck, Kiss Me Kate Ensemble. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    Kiss Me, Kate

    Performer: Alexandra Silber, Ben Davis, Kiss Me Kate Ensemble. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    Too darn hot

    Performer: Jason Pennycooke, Kiss Me Kate Ensemble. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    Where is the life that late I led

    Performer: Ben Davis. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    Always true to you (in my fashion)

    Performer: Louise Dearman. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    Bianca

    Performer: Tony Yazbeck, Kiss Me Kate Ensemble. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    So in love am I

    Performer: Ben Davis. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    Brush up your Shakespeare

    Performer: James Doherty, Michael Jibson. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    Women are so simple

    Performer: Alexandra Silber. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    So Kiss Me, Kate

    Performer: Full Company. Conductor: John Wilson. Orchestra: John Wilson Orchestra.

Credits

Role Contributor
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
Hattie Louise Marshall
Paul Jason Pennycooke
Harrison Howell Alex Bourne
Ralph (The Stage Manager) Christopher Howell
Gremio Michael Pickering
Hortensio Gary Watson
Performer Kiss Me Kate Ensemble
Conductor John Wilson
Orchestra John Wilson Orchestra
Stage Director Shaun Kerrison
Choreographer Alistair David
Producer Helen Mansfield
Director Bridget Caldwell

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