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Kiss Me Kate – London Coliseum

Music and lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Bella and Samuel Spewack Director: Jo Davies Reviewer: Stephen Bates Is it possible that what can no longer be spoken can still be sung? The Taming of the Shrew, once one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, is now rarely seen in our theatres, seemingly swept away on a tide of political correctness. On the ...

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Kiss Me Kate – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Bella and Samuel Spewack  Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter     Directors: Jo Davies/Ed Goggin Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Opera North’s Kiss Me Kate returns to the Leeds Grand Theatre after its successful revival back in 2015.  This acclaimed production, in collaboration with Welsh National Opera, makes a short stop in Leeds before transferring to the London Coliseum.  Kiss Me Kate premiered ...

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Anything Goes – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Original Book: PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse New book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: James Garrington “Times have changed.” So says Cole Porter in the title number of Anything Goes. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the appeal of this show. Eighty years after its first production, ...

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Anything Goes – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Original Book: PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton revision Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse New Book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Even with his status as the golden boy in a golden era of music, I'm not sure that Cole Porter could have ever imagined that his 1930s screwball musical comedy Anything Goes ...

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Anything Goes – Opera House, Manchester

Original Book: PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay &Russel Crouse New Book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Laura Maley After an acclaimed festive run at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre, director Daniel Evans’s energetic and stylish Anything Goes takes in Manchester’s Opera House on its lengthy UK tour. Summarising the plot of Anything ...

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Anything Goes – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: PG Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse New Book: Timothy Crouse &John Weidman Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: John Roberts Following a Christmas season at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, Daniel Evans brings plenty to enjoy in this classy yet flawed revival of Cole Porter’s melodically rich musical. As plots go Anything Goes isn’t the strongest ...

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Anything Goes – Alhambra, Bradford

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Director: Daniel Evans Choreographer: Alistair David Reviewer: Janet Jepson The bar is serving, there’s tinkling on the ivories and a couple leisurely smooches away the evening, against a backdrop of ship’s bow and accompanying waves. This is the scene greeting the incoming audience members attending Anything Goes at Bradford’s beautiful Alhambra Theatre, putting everyone instantly ...

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Anything Goes – Aylesbury Waterside

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter Book: Timothy Crouse and John Weidman, based on the original book by PG Wodehouse &Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay &Russell Crouse Director: Daniel Evans Reviewer: Scott Mattthewman Cole Porter’s 1934 musical is in many ways the quintessential 1930s Broadway production. A collection of classic Porter numbers – You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out ...

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