Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate has so many iconic 1940s hits – some of which you may not even realise are from the musical. Here are just some of them – vote for your favourites with the 'up' arrows! Read More
23 May - 7 Jul 2018
Cole Porter’s dazzling comedy of musical mischief will leave you feeling positively ‘WUNDERBAR’!
On the opening night of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew in 1940s Baltimore, the tempestuous love lives of actor-manager Fred Graham and his leading lady (and ex-wife) Lilli Vanessi are set to collide.
Throw in Fred’s current paramour Lois Lane and her gambler boyfriend Bill – plus a couple of gun-toting gangsters who somehow get caught up in the show – and the stage is set for a funny and farcical battle of the sexes!
Cole Porter’s riotously inventive homage to the sparkling wit of Shakespeare, Kiss Me, Kate is an irresistible celebration of the joy and madness of working in theatre. With show-stopping songs including 'BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE,’ 'ALWAYS TRUE TO YOU IN MY FASHION' and 'SO IN LOVE,' performed by an all-singing, all-dancing cast of international singers and West End stars, our spectacular production is simply ‘TOO DARN HOT’ to miss out on!’
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Kiss Me, Kate is a co-production with Welsh National Opera
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Critical Edition by David Charles Abell and Seann Alderking
Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes
Sung in English
...all the Broadway pizzazz you could hope for...spectacularly energetic...
WhatsOnStage - Full Review ›
The pinnacle of song-and-dance Shakespeare...'Too Darn Hot' simmers with the sexual fever of a company on the road.
The Guardian - Full Review ›
...a doozy of a spectacle with sumptuous, luscious sound.
The Times - Full Review ›
It's a joy to hear this orchestra do justice to lusciousness and comic sass of Cole Porter's score.
The Independent - Full Review ›
...slick and smart... a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Financial Times - Full Review ›
...layered, witty and full of mischief.
Evening Standard - Full Review ›
...bags of fun.
Daily Mail - Full Review ›
...a beautifully lavish production with exquisite period costumes and a towering backstage set...
The Stage - Full Review ›
sends spirits soaring...this is a very colourful feather in the company's rainbow hat.
The Arts Desk - Full Review ›
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Choose from these fantastic pre-theatre dining options and make your experience complete!
Opera North ticket holders can enjoy 20% off their food bill at The Alchemist. Located on the second floor of Trinity Shopping Centre, The Alchemist offers a fantastic menu and stunning views of Leeds City Centre. Not available Saturdays.
Manahatta is a recently opened bar and kitchen located on Merrion Street, just a minute's walk from Leeds Grand Theatre. Serving a fantastic New York inspired menu made with fresh local produce, guests will receive 20% off their food bill before 6.15pm with proof of ticket. Booking is required.
Opera North and Howard Assembly Room ticket holders can enjoy 10% off all drinks at New Briggate's finest craft beer hotspot — North Bar, just a stone's throw from Leeds Grand Theatre.
Enjoy 15% off all food and drink at authentic Italian wine bar Veeno (Leeds branch only) on presentation of ticket for an Opera North performance. Excludes Fridays and Saturdays after 5.00pm.
Veritas Ale & Wine Bar
Enjoy a special pre-opera meal at Veritas Ale & Wine Bar. Just a 5-10 minute walk from Leeds Grand Theatre, choose either two courses for £13.95 (£17.50 with a 175ml house wine) or three courses for £15.95 (£19.50 with a 175ml house wine). Available 5.00-6.30pm. Booking is required.
Sample the fabulous pre-theatre menu at Brasserie Blanc and choose from two courses for £11.95 or three courses for £15.45, with a complimentary glass of fizz for Opera North ticket holders. Located just a 10 minute walk from the Leeds Grand Theatre. Available 12.00-6.30pm, Monday-Saturday.
Just a 5 minute walk from Leeds Grand Theatre, The Reliance bar and dining room offers a fantastic pre-theatre menu. Choose from two courses for £14.45 or three courses for £18.90. Available 5.30-6.30pm, Monday-Saturday.
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