G&S WA are delighted to announce the stars and ensemble of our October season of Cole Porter’s sophisticated and sexy musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate!
Starring ~
⭐ Hayley Parker as Lilli Vanessi (Katherine)
⭐ Ian Lawrance as Fred Graham (Petruchio)
⭐ Taylor Westland as Lois Lane (Bianca)
⭐ Calen Simpson as Bill Calhoun (Lucentio)
⭐ Sarah McCabe as Hattie
⭐ Artemis Lockyer as Paul
⭐ Samuel Farr as First Gangster
⭐ Tracey Myhill as Second Gangster
⭐ Rick Boyd as General Harrison Howell

Alannah Rose, Alister Walters, Amy Parsons, Barry Boyd, Beau van der Beeke, Charlotte Rollinson, Chloe van der Beeke, Cynthia Pickering, David Clark-Murphy, Emma Carver, Emma Fleming, Gabrielle Abel, Jane Anderson, Jennifer van den Hoek, Judith Clark, Juliette Basini, Kacey Murphy, Liza Cobb, Marc Obi, Mary Vidovich, Megan West, Michael Hewson, Nathan Bonham, Tamar Basini, Thomas La Cava, Trevor Preston.

See them live on stage with our fabulous G&S WA Orchestra at the delightful Dolphin Theatre, Crawley this October ~ 11 shows only!

Passions run high as former spouses feud onstage and off during a musical staging of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.  In the battle of the sexes will true love triumph before it’s too late?

G&S WA is excited to present multi-award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate – the sophisticated, romantic and hilarious comedy classic showcasing a dazzling Cole Porter score with a brilliant book from Sam and Bella Spewack.

Egotistical leading man, director, and producer Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are brought together to star opposite each other as Petruchio and Katherine in a new adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew. 
While their barbed and battling relationship puts the entire company on edge, the show’s supporting actress, Lois, finds out that her gambling actor boyfriend, Bill, has racked up an enormous debt and is hiding out at the theatre to evade the collection by local mobsters.
Featuring songs such “So In Love,” “Wunderbar,” “Tom, Dick or Harry,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” and “Another Op’nin, Another Show”, Kiss Me, Kate will be directed by Natalee Husk (My Fair Lady) with Musical Direction by Michael Brett (Ruddigore, The Grand Duke), choreography by Chloe Walsh and Assistant Direction by Luke van der Beeke (My Fair Lady).
Don’t miss the delightfully delicious behind-the-scenes high jinks of this irresistible Broadway masterpiece.
“Kiss Me, Kate is a valentine to stage folk, a love letter in song linking Shakespeare and showbiz.” – Variety
“You have only to listen to Porter’s score — a swoon-worthy progression of deftly shifting rhythms and sophisticated rhymes and musical motifs — to understand the show’s timeless charm.” – The Washington Post
“broad, brazen, often shameless and finally irresistible… Kiss Me, Kate asserts that there is still a place for sophisticated, grown-up fun” – The New York Times
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
“Kiss Me, Kate” is presented by arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC, A Concord Theatricals Company

Production Dates

3 Matinees, 8 Evenings

Wednesday, 2 October – 7.30pm
Thursday, 3 October – 7.30pm
Friday, 4 October – 7.30pm
Saturday, 5 October – 2.00pm (matinee) and 7.30pm

Wednesday, 9 October – 7.30pm
Thursday, 10 October – 7.30pm
Friday, 11 October – 7.30pm
Saturday, 12 October – 2.00pm (matinee) and 7.30pm
Sunday, 13 October – 3.00pm

When you purchase 9 or more tickets, get 1 free! Just call ticketsWA on 6488 2440 between 12pm – 4pm weekdays.

(Clockwise) Director: Natalee Husk | Musical Director: Michael Brett | Choreographer: Chloe Walsh | Assistant Director: Luke van der Beeke