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Kiss Me Kate

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter. Book: Sam & Bella Spewack

Productions

London Coliseum, 1951

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London Coliseum
First performance: Thursday 8th March 1951
Presented by Jack Hylton. Production: Saint Subber and Lemuel Ayers.
Director: Sam Spewack (From the New York Production by John C. Wilson).
Choreography: Hanya Holm. Settings and Costumes: Lemuel Ayers.
Orchestrations: Robert Russell Bennett. Orchestra Director: Michael Collins.

9th Aug 1951 (handwritten) programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Fred GrahamBill Johnson
Harry TrevorDaniel Wherry
Lois LaneJulie Wilson
Ralph (Stage Manager)Ronan O'Casey
Lilli VanessiPatricia Morison
HattieAdelaide Hall
PaulArchie Savage
Bill CalhounWalter Long
First ManDanny Green
Second ManSidney James
Stage DoormanPeter Bentley
Harrison HowellAustin Trevor
Speciality DancersWallace Brothers
"Taming Of The Shrew" Players
Bianca (Lois Lane)Julie Wilson
Baptista (Harry Trevor)Daniel Wherry
Gremio (First Suitor)Bernard Davies-Rees
Hortensio (Second Suitor)Frank Lawless
Lucentio (Bill Calhoun)Walter Long
Katharine (Lilli Vanessi)Patricia Morison
Petruchio (Fred Graham)Bill Johnson
HaberdasherMichael O'Connor
Singing EnsembleMargot Brett, Leonie Hodge, Helen Jutsen, Barbara Leeming, Elizabeth Larner, Joan Miller, Margaret Prichard, Barbara Vaughan, Ann Vilvern, Wanda Walenn, Desmond Ainsworth, Bernard Davies-Rees, Dennis Driscoll, Bill Gilmour, Frank Lawless, Frank O'Connor, Michael O'Connor, John Orchard, William Sheppard, George Slack
DancersPamela Bromley, Chin-Yu Ellison, Joan Elvin, Daphne Grey, Margaret Hample, Anne Lascelles, Editha Mills, Antonia Palmer, Deirdre Vivian, June Wheeler, John Broome, Leslie Cooper, Louis Conrad, Donald Craig, David Gordon, Seamus Gordon, Dick Martyn, Drew Pringle, John Williamson, Arthur Wilman.

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