"So hot it's practically a fire risk"
★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★★ The Arts Desk
I Hate Men
Opera North's award-winning production of Cole Porter's Broadway comedy classic comes to London for the very first time.
The full-scale Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North bring the magical sound of Broadway to the Coliseum.
Set both on and off-stage during the production of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, Kiss Me, Kate revolves around the tempestuous love lives of actor-manager Fred Graham and his leading lady and ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi. Throw in Fred's current paramour Lois Lane, her gambler boyfriend Bill - and a couple of gangsters who somehow get caught up in the show - and the stage is set for a funny and farcical battle of the sexes!
A charming homage to the sparkling wit of Shakespeare and an irresistible celebration of the joy and madness of working in theatre, Cole Porter's witty, jazz-inflected score features hit after hit, with show-stopping numbers including 'Another Op'nin' Another Show,' 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare,' 'Always True to You in My Fashion' and 'Too Darn Hot.'
Bringing together performers from the worlds of both opera and the West End, with the incredible sound of the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North the magical sound of Broadway and the golden age of MGM musicals springs back to life on the Coliseum stage.
★★★★★ The Telegraph
"A cracking good time"
★★★★ Sunday Times
A co-production with Welsh National Opera
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Critical Edition by David Charles Abell and Seann Alderking