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About Kiss Me, Kate

Kiss Me, Kate, the fan-favourite backstage musical comedy by Cole Porter, returns to the West End starring Tony Award-winning actress Stephanie J. Block in her West End debut opposite BAFTA-nominated actor Adrian Dunbar. Book Kiss Me, Kate tickets on London Theatre.

From the beginning, Kiss Me, Kate was a smashing success. The musical's original Broadway run in 1948 won five Tony Awards, and its West End revival in 1987 earned two Olivier Awards. Since then, the esteemed musical has had numerous successful Broadway and West End revivals; most recently, the 2019 Broadway revival won a Drama Desk Award and a Drama League Award.

The Kiss Me, Kate musical tells the tale of two fraught ex-lovers who may or may not still have feelings for each other. The always-fighting duo are forced to work together on a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Ex-husband Fred Graham is the director, and he also plays the lead role of Petruchio alongside his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi, who plays his co-star, Katherine. Kiss Me, Kate is a show within a show as scenes switch between the Shakespearean performance and the rising tensions backstage.

In addition to a star-studded cast, Kiss Me, Kate in London boasts a stellar creative team. Costume designer Catherine Zuber won numerous awards for her work, including an Olivier for The King and I in 2019. Anthony Van Laast is the Tony and Oliver-nominated choreographer known for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. The stunning choreography, coupled with hit songs such as “Too Darn Hot,” “So In Love,” and “Wunderbar” make this musical exceptional.

Assisted Performances
Audio described: Sat 10 Aug, 2.30pm, Touch tour at 12.30–1pm
Captioned: Sat 17 Aug, 2.30pm
BSL-interpreted: Wed 31 Jul, 7.30pm & Sat 24 Aug, 2.30pm

Run time

2hr 40min. Incl. 1 interval.

Start date

4th June, 2024

End date

14th September, 2024


Ages 10+.

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938 Reviews



558 Reviews | 136 Followers
A delight, Masterful, Great production

See it if you like classic musicals done right! Director Sher doesn't disappoint, bringing clarity to the story & smart direction,Ms. Block is perfect

Don’t see it if you're not in the mood for a classic, with ridiculous book, breezy songs and over the top characters. If you're any kind of theater fan - go



18 Reviews | 2 Followers
Entertaining, Absorbing, Fluffy, Delightful, Funny

See it if You love a classic musical

Don’t see it if You want something hard hitting or deep

Emily 4053

Emily 4053

23 Reviews | 0 Followers
Delightful, Classic, Masterful, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you want to giggle away for the evening. Wonderful cast and a tremendous feat!

Don’t see it if you're not a fan of the classic Golden Age musicals.

Lady Susan

Lady Susan

78 Reviews | 8 Followers
Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Charming, Entertaining

See it if you want to brush up on your Shakespeare, be entertained without any Gladiatorial horrors or experience Adrian Dunbar singing! Plus Dr Who!

Don’t see it if you don't enjoy a musical within a musical/play setting; are allergic to stagey singing Gangsters, or loathe a funny feel-good musical

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Our Review

'Kiss Me, Kate' review — Adrian Dunbar and Stephanie J Block deliver big time in this rip-roaring revival

4 of 5
19 Jun 2024, 12:11
Read our review of Cole Porter's Golden Age musical Kiss Me, Kate, now in performances at the Barbican to 14 September.


Silk Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 8DS


Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Moorgate
Bus numbers: (Beech Street) 76, 153; (City Road) 21, 43, 141, 205, 214, 271
Night bus numbers: (Beech Street) N76; (City Road) 43, 205, 214, 271
Car park: Aldersgate Street underground car park (10mins)
Directions from tube: (10mins) Take Goswell Road and turn right at Fann Street. Continue straight onto Fortune Street, before turning right at Whitecross Street and follow it all the way down to the theatre entrance.

More information about Kiss Me, Kate

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday-7:30 PM
Tuesday2:30 PM-
Wednesday-7:30 PM
Thursday2:30 PM7:30 PM
Friday-7:30 PM
Saturday2:30 PM7:30 PM

Frequently asked questions

What is Kiss Me, Kate about?

Cole Porter’s beloved musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, returns to the West End, starring award-winning actors Adrian Dunbar and Stephanie J. Block as fraught ex-lovers forced to star opposite each other in a musical.

Where is Kiss Me, Kate playing?

Kiss Me, Kate is playing at Barbican Centre. The theatre is located at Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS.

How long is Kiss Me, Kate?

The running time of Kiss Me, Kate is 2hr 40min. Incl. 1 interval.

How do you book tickets for Kiss Me, Kate?

Book tickets for Kiss Me, Kate on London Theatre.

What's the age requirement for Kiss Me, Kate?

The recommended age for Kiss Me, Kate is Ages 10+..

How much do tickets cost for Kiss Me, Kate?

Tickets for Kiss Me, Kate start at £25.

What songs are in Kiss Me, Kate?

The musical has many hit songs, including “Another Op'nin', Another Show,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” “Kiss Me, Kate,” and “Tom, Dick or Harry.”

Who wrote Kiss Me, Kate?

The lyrics and music are written by the legendary Cole Porter, and the book was written by Samuel and Bella Spewack.

Who directed Kiss Me, Kate?

Nine-time Tony-nominated director Bartlett Sher stages Kiss Me, Kate.

Is Kiss Me, Kate appropriate for kids?

Kiss Me, Kate is a great show for kids 10 and up, as children under 10 may not understand some of the jokes.

Is Kiss Me, Kate good?

The musical’s numerous awards, accolades, and longevity speak to what a fantastic show it is. It’s been 76 years since Kiss Me, Kate first premiered, and it’s one of Porter’s most famous works; even today, it is a gripping comedic drama with hit songs that audiences love.

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