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
. Sung in EnglishPerformers Quirijn de Lang (Fred Graham/Petruchio), Stephanie Corley (Lilli Vanessi/Katharine), Zoe Rainey (Lois Lane/Bianca), Alan Burkitt (Bill Calhoun/Lucentio), Jack Wilcox (Hortensio), Aiesha Pease (Hattie), Stephane Anelli (Paul), Joseph Shovelton (Gunman), John Savournin (Gunman), James Hayes (Harry Trevor/Baptista), Malcolm Ridley (Harrison Howell), Claire Pascoe (Ralph - Stage Manager), Michelle Andrews (dancer), Rachael Crocker (dancer), Freya Field (dancer), Kate Ivory Jordan (dancer), Harrison Clark (dancer), Jordan Livesey (dancer), Ben Oliver (dancer), Ross Russell (dancer).
Music Cole Porter. Lyrics Cole Porter. Book by Sam Spewack. Book by Bella Spewack. Producer Opera North. Producer Welsh National Opera. Conductor James Holmes. Director Jo Davies. Design Colin Richmond. Costume Colin Richmond. Lighting Ben Cracknell. Choreographer Will Tuckett. Company Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North.