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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 Rebecca Trehearn (Lilli), David Ricardo-Pearce (Fred), Jack Benjamin (Ralph), Dan De Cruz (Doorman/Suitor), Kimmy Edwards (Lois), Andre Fabian Francis (Paul), Sheldon Greenland (Gangster 1), Robert Jackson (Gangster 2), Jay Perry (Bill), Tom Sowinski (Harrison Howell), Thomas Sutcliffe (Harry Trevor), Chioma Uma (Hattie).
Music Cole Porter. Lyrics Cole Porter. Book by Sam Spewack. Book by Bella Spewack. Producer Watermill Theatre. Director Paul Hart. Design Frankie Bradshaw. Choreographer Oti Mabuse. Choreographer James Bennett (associate choreography). Sound Tom Marshall. Lighting Rory Beaton. Music Tom Attwood (musical supervision/orchestration).
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