Kiss Me, Kate

“Kiss Me, Kate” by Cole Porter was performed at Ysgol John Bright in March 2009.

An amateur school production by arrangement with MusicScope and Stage Musicals Ltd of New York.

Music and dialogue material furnished by MusicScope, 75 Furnival Street, Crewe CW2 7LH.

Synopsis

Backstage at Ford’s Theatre in Baltimore, the cast of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” prepare for opening night. Director Fred Graham’s nerves are tested to the limit as he deals with a neurotic band of actors, including his ex-wife Lilli in the lead role. He has also engaged two nightclub performers, Bill and Lois, for their theatrical debut.

But Bill’s gambling lands them all in hot water when two gangsters turn up to reclaim their money – and end up onstage mid-production!

The animosity between Fred and Lilli gradually thaws as they realize they still have feelings for each other. But with two such volatile characters, the path to true love is not destined to run smoothly.

Kiss Me Kate PosterTHE CAST

Main Characters

Lilli Vanessi/Katherine MICHAELA PARRY 13I

Fred Graham/Petruchio NATHAN BELLIS 12N

Lois Lane/Bianca BETHAN FOSTER 13I

Bill Calhoun/Lucentio CHRIS KEADY 13I

 

 

Supporting Cast

First Gangster – RONNIE ROWLAND-ROBERTS 12Y

Second Gangster – JACOB JONES 11T

Paul – CALLAM DUFFY 12N

Rose – CHLOE PERRIN 10

Hattie – AMELIA REECE 11T

General HarrisonHowell – RHYS THOMAS 11T

Wardrobe Lady – FFION BYRNE 12B

Pops/Priest – BEN TOOTH 10R

Dance Captain- CAITLIN JONES 13G

Harry Trevor/Baptista Minola – LEWIS SANFORD 11B

Riley/Hortensio – CALLUM JONES 10G

Flynt/Gremio – MAX DELACOE 7B

Cab Driver – MATHEW WILLIAMS 9Y

General’s Driver – RHIANNA WALTON 12B

Gregory – MITCH HARDMAN 7G

Haberdasher – ADAM WILSON 8G

Nathaniel – SHAUN HUGHES 7B

Phillipa – LARA MAGUIRE 9R

ServingGirl – ELLIE JONES 9R

Cast

 

 

 

 

 

Chorus Dancers (in alphabetical order)

Sarah Bowen 10T

Jacqueline Burrow10H

Kate Duberley 10H

Caitlin Farr 8Y

Kayleigh Hoe-Pike7H

Bethan Jones 10T

Rhiannon Jones 7B

Chloe Keenan 11G

Eilidh Mason 10H

Hannah Neary 7G

Alice Outten 9G

Abby Restall 11I

Rachel Roberts11I

Shauna Thomas 10I

Jess Williams 10T

Emma Wynne 11N

Chorus (in alphabetical order)

Laura Barker 11T

Zoe Belfield 11H

Seren Byrne 9Y

Lauren Crick 10I

Corinne Duffy 7G

Charlotte Forfar7G

Callum Hewitt 7R

Rebecca Hornby-Jones 8Y

Jessica Jones 11T

Kirsty Jones 11T

Rachel Land 10T

Kate Maguire 7R

Lowri Nesbitt 7G

Amelia Osbourne 9B

Erika Platt 11T

Emma Rees 11H

Sarah Thomas 11H

Katie Williams 11R

Production Team

Musical Director- Miss Siân Rees

Directors – Miss Gemma Bolton, Mrs Susan Collins

Assistant Directors – Mrs Victoria Worthington, Mr Alan Richards

Choreography – Miss Nicki Walker, Bethan Foster, Sarah Bowen

Programme Design – Mrs Susan Collins

Light & Sound techician – Emma Gibson

Prompt – Miss Gemma Bolton

Set Building – Mr Dylan Williams, Mr John McMullin

Set Painting – Chris Keady, Caitlin Jones, Sian Geraghty, Bethan Foster, Michaela Parry, P.A Mrs Jill Jones

Costumes – Miss Siân Rees, Mrs Glesni Jones

Photographer – Miss Emma Jones

Logistics – Mrs Becky Davies

Band

Conductor – Miss Siân Rees

Piano –  Mr William Shaw

Keyboard –  Maisie Shields, Mrs Victoria Worthington

Woodwind – Ms Laura Mitchell, Ms Melanie Cross, Miss Gemma Whatmore, Mrs Susan Collins

Brass – Miss Charlotte Phillips, Mr Tim Heeley

Guitar – Sean Thomas

Percussion – Mr Mark Haigh

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