The Watermill Theatre releases ‘first look’ rehearsal images for ‘Kiss Me, Kate’

The Watermill Theatre has released a series of ‘First Look’ rehearsal images for Artistic Director Paul Hart‘s forthcoming production of the hit Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate, which runs at the Watermill from Thursday 25 July to Saturday 21 September 2019.

Olivier award-winner Rebecca Trehearn (Lilli) and David Ricardo-Pearce (Fred) will be joined by a versatile cast of actor/musicians featuring Jack Benjamin (Ralph), Dan De Cruz (Doorman/Suitor), Kimmy Edwards (Lois), Andre Fabien Francis (Paul), Sheldon Greenland (Gangster 1) Robert Jackson (Gangster 2), Jay Perry (Bill), Tom Sowinski (Harrison Howell), Thomas Sutcliffe (Harry Trevor), and Chioma Uma (Hattie) in this dazzling new production of the multi award-winning Broadway hit.

Kiss Me Kate is choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Oti Mabuse and designed by Frankie Bradshaw, with musical supervision and orchestration by Tom Attwood, lighting design by Rory Beaton, and sound design by Tom Marshall. James Bennett is Associate Choreographer.

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Images by Pamela Raith

Onstage romance collides with backstage drama in this musical comedy about the highs and lows of working in theatre.

When ego-centric actor-manager Fred Graham and his fiery ex-wife Lilli Vanessi findthemselves starring opposite each other in a musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, sparks begin to fly. Meanwhile in another corner of Ford’s Theatre, Baltimore, Fred’s current flame and rising star Lois Lane attempts to tame her gambler boyfriend only to be thwarted by the arrival of a couple of gangsters who somehow find themselves centre stage!

Despite chaos reigning on and offstage, the show must go on! Will the cast make it to curtain up or will they literally bring the house down?

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