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), Jeni Bern (Lilli Vanessi/Katherine), Alan Burkitt (Bill Calhoun/Lucentio), Morgan Deare (Harry Trevor/Baptista), Amelia Adams-Pearce (Lois Lane/Bianca), Landi Oshinowo (Hattie), David Peart (Harrison Howell), Joseph Shovelton (1st Gunman), John Savournin (2nd Gunman), Matthew Barrow (Hortensio), Jon Tsouras (Gremio), Joseph Poulton (Gregory), Louis Quaye (Phillip), Adam Tench (Nathaniel), Max Parker (Paul), Rosie Hay (Ralph the Stage Manager), Martin Lloyd (Stage Doorman), Julian Boyce (Cab Driver)..
Music Cole Porter. Lyrics Cole Porter. Book by Sam Spewack. Book by Bella Spewack. Company Welsh National Opera. Producer Opera North (co-production). Conductor James Holmes. Director Jo Davies. Design Colin Richmond. Costume Colin Richmond. Lighting Ben Cracknell. Choreographer Will Tuckett.