London Production of Kiss Me, Kate To Close Aug. 24

News   London Production of Kiss Me, Kate To Close Aug. 24

One of the West End's most popular shows, Kiss Me, Kate (Cole Porter's tune-packed take on Shakespeare's The Taming of The Shrew) is to close on Aug. 24 when the American cast's contracts expire.

This is a surprise decision, given the show's popularity — it was a hit on Broadway before coming to London — and will be a disappointment to Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen, the owner of the Victoria Palace, where Michael Blakemore's award-winning production has been happily housed.

It is thought that there will be a UK tour (with a British cast), but anyone wanting to see the current combination of American stars (Rachel York, Brent Barrett, Nancy Anderson and Michael Beresse) and British support in the West End will need to book now, as demand for tickets over the remaining six weeks is likely to be very strong.