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1-22 February 2020

Kiss Me Kate

Cole Porter

Kiss Me, Kate, Cole Porter’s iconic musical comedy follows a fiery couple of co-stars feuding both on and offstage in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming Of The Shrew.

Showbiz shenanigans together with a jazz-inflected score form a sparkling tribute to the golden age of theatre in all its greasepaint and glory. Kiss Me, Kate’s award winning music and razor-sharp wit are catapulted into the limelight by a cast performing show-stopping numbers including Too Darn Hot; Another Op’nin’, Another Show; Brush Up Your Shakespeare; and So In Love.

Whilst chaos reigns in this behind-the-scenes battle of the sexes, the show must go on…

Previews (01, 02 & 04 Feb): £12 – £20
Off-peak (Tues – Thurs, matinee): £12 – £24
Peak (Fri & Sat evening): £12 – £28

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Sam and Bella Spewack

A Lyric Theatre and Northern Ireland Opera Co-Production.

Seen and Heard International

'Where this production really triumphed was in the song and dance routines, and bravo to the cast and orchestra for performing them with such Broadway-style brio.'


'Another great performance from Northern Ireland Opera which was deservedly greeted with a standing ovation from the audience.' Seen and Heard International


Lilli Vanessi/Katharine
Melle Stewart

Fred Graham/Petruchio
Norman Bowman

Bill Calhoun/Lucentio
Jack McCann

Lois Lane/Bianca Minola
Jayne Wisener

1st Man/Ensemble
Marty Maguire

2nd Man/Ensemble
Darren Franklin

Matthew Cavan

Harrison Howell/Ensemble
Richard Croxford

Raymond Walsh


Brigid Shine

Allison Harding

Maeve Byrne

Jolene O'Hara

Creative Team

Walter Sutcliffe

Set and Costume Design
Jon Bausor

Musical Director and Orchestrator
Conor Mitchell

Jennifer Rooney

Lighting Designer
Kevin Smith

Judith Wiemers