Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
(7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 20th November 2012|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 2nd March 2013|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
The Old Vic Theatre will be welcoming a new production of “Kiss Me Kate” in November, bringing with it not only a stand-out cast but also a high profile director in Sir Trevor Nunn. Cole Porter’s classic musical has been seen by audiences around the world ever since it appeared on Broadway in the 1940s and as a result it is a firm favourite of musical theatre fans, who will likely to flock to pick up theatre tickets and relish in the spectacle it at the Old Vic Theatre.
Hannah Waddingham and Alex Bourne appear in the show and they are also joined by David Burt, Adam Garcia and Clive Rowe, all working under the choreography of Stephen Mear.
Hannah Waddingham is a big name in the West End thanks to her numerous credits there in well known musicals. She is perhaps best known for appearing in “Spamalot” at the Palace Theatre thanks to her Laurence Olivier Award nomination, though she has also accumulated other credits such as “A Little Night Music” – also directed by Trevor Nunn – at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Garrick Theatre and “Into The Woods” at the Open Air Theatre.
Audiences are in for a treat with “Kiss Me Kate” as it features an array of stand-out themes and characters, with romance, gangsters and actors appearing in what is a well known show within a show. But it being a musical it is also famous for its songs like “Brush Up Your Shakespeare”, “Always True To You In My Fashion”, “Too Darn Hot” and “Tom, Dick or Harry”, among others.
So “Kiss Me Kate” is likely to be a London theatre hit when it lands in the capital in the same year that the Old Vic Theatre welcomes “Hedda Gabler”, among others. The former runs at the venue from Monday 3rd December 2012 (previews from Tuesday 20th November 2012) to Saturday 2nd March 2013.