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Based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew
. Two gangsters are despatched to extract a debt from the leading man of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. They arrive on its First Night, in the middle of a blazing row between the show's stars and end up on stage singing Brush Up Your Shakespeare
.Performers Michelle Bishop (Ensemble), Alex Bourne (Fred Graham/Petruchio), Kevin Brewis (Riley/Hortensio), Wendy Mae Brown (Hattie), David Burt (Gangster), Christopher Dickins (Pops), Adam Garcia (Bill Calhoun/Lucentio), Paul Grunert (Harry Trevor/Baptista Minola), Mark Heenehan (General Harrison Howell), Shaun Henson (Ensemble), Samuel Holmes (Flynt/Gremio), Holly James (Ensemble), Richard Jones (Ensemble), Carolyn Maitland (Ensemble), Jo Morris (Ensemble), Harry Morrison (Ensemble), Jason Pennycooke (Paul), Tanya Robb (Ensemble), Clive Rowe (Gangster 2), Warren Sollars (Ensemble), Holly Dale Spencer (Lois Lane/Bianca), Kate Tydman (Ensemble), Hannah Waddingham (Villi Vanessi/Katherine Minola).
Music Cole Porter. Lyrics Cole Porter. Book by Sam Spewack. Book by Bella Spewack. Corporate Sponsor Henry Adams (Chichester). Corporate Sponsor Oval Insurance Broking (Chichester). Corporate Sponsor Seaward Properties (Chichester). Corporate Sponsor John Wiley & Sons (Chichester). Corporate Sponsor Bank of America (Old Vic). Corporate Sponsor Merrill Lynch (Old Vic). Producer Festival Theatre. Director Trevor Nunn. Design Robert Jones. Choreographer Stephen Mear. Musical Director Gareth Valentine. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Music Chris Egan (orchestration). Sound Paul Groothuis.
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