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Kiss Me, Kate

The full-scale Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North bring the magical sound of Broadway to the London Coliseum.

Set both on and off-stage during the production of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, this show revolves around the tempestuous love lives of actor-manager Fred Graham and his leading lady (and ex-wife) Lilli Vanessi, whom are preparing for the opening night.

Throw in Fred’s current paramour Lois Lane, her gambler boyfriend Bill – and a couple of gangsters who somehow get caught up in the show – and the stage is set for a funny and farcical battle of the sexes!

A charming homage to the sparkling wit of Shakespeare and an irresistible celebration of the joy and madness of working in theatre, Cole Porter’s witty, jazz-inflected score features hit after hit, with show-stopping numbers including ‘Another Op’nin’ Another Show,’ ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare,’ ‘Always True to You in My Fashion’ and ‘Too Darn Hot.’

Bringing together performers from the worlds of both opera and the West End, with the incredible sound of the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North the magical sound of Broadway and the golden age of MGM musicals springs back to life on the London Coliseum stage.

Transferring to the London Coliseum in June 2018, book your tickets to Kiss Me, Kate today!


London Coliseum, 33 St Martin's Lane, Westminster, London, WC2N 4ES

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are not available after purchase.


Total Running Time: 2 hours 52 Minutes

Good To Know

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

No food or drink purchased off-site including alcohol, soft drinks and water are permitted inside the theatre.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with an e-ticket attached.  Please print this e-ticket and present it to the front of house staff, they will direct you to your pre-purchased seat.  You must have a printed copy of the e-ticket along with some photographic ID.

We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance to settle into your seats.


★★★★★ “So hot it's practically a fire risk” - The Guardian                                                                                    

★★★★★ “Don’t miss this. A real treat” - Mail on Sunday   

★★★★★ “Funny, smart and wise” - The Arts Desk

★★★★ “A cracking good time” - Sunday Times

★★★★ “Opera North gives this masterpiece the works in the most musically satisfying version of Porter’s show I've seen” - The Stage

★★★★ “Explodes with irresistible energy”The Telegraph


Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Always True To You In My Fashion
So In Love

Suitable For Children

No under 5s will be admitted.

When Can I Go

20 – 30 June 2018

Where Do I Go

Venue Address: London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

Nearest Underground

Charing Cross - 0.2 miles  Northern Line 

Leicester Square - 0.2 miles Northern & Piccadilly Lines 

Covent Garden - 0.3 miles Piccadilly Line

London Coliseum

London Coliseum, 33 St Martin's Lane, Westminster, London, WC2N 4ES