“What happens when an idea to adapt a Shakespeare play into a musical turns out to be a bit more complicated than one thought?
A famous director hires his ex-wife, with a strong personality, for the lead role in The Taming of the Shrew. There follows a series of romantic to-ing and fro-ing and amusing misadventures. One of the actors is pursued for his gambling debts right up to the stage by a bunch of gangsters.
It’s a play within a play in its finest form, carried by the wonderful songs of Cole Porter.”
Opening February 3rd 2016, Kiss Me Kate at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris is directed by Lee Blakeley, with costumes designed by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, sets by Charles Edwards and lighting by Emma Chapman.