Kiss Me Kate

1978.1 - Kiss Me KateGeorge Jenkins Theatre : May 1978

Brief Synopsis

The egotistical performer Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi in the leading roles of Petruchio and Kate in Taming of the Shrew. Throughout the show they fight and obviously still love each other. Meanwhile, due to mistaken identity, two gangsters harass Fred. Also, two former cabaret performers cast in Taming of the Shrew, Lois Lane and Bill Calhoun struggle to keep their romance alive.






Production Team Director/Choreographer Alan Burrows
  Musical Director Basil Gleeson
  Production Co-ordinator Isabel Myring
  Stage Director Harold Burrows
Design Team Costume Design Trudi McKenzie
    Linda Hewison
  Scenic Design Alan Burrows
    Harold Burrows
  Lighting Director Bruce Morton
Cast Fred Graham Davidf Outtrim
  Harry Trevor Stan Riley
  Lois Lane Mary-Jp Rennick
  Ralph, Stage Manager Mark Sims
  Lilli Vanessi Glenys Lotherington
  Hattie Lyn Cornish
  Stage Doorman Don Cunningham
  Paul Greg Rekers
  Bill Calhoun Barry Woodford
  First Gangster Frank Clancy
  Second Gangster Don Everington
  Harrison Howell Peter Murray
  Female Chorus Joanne Bentley
    Judith Breese
    Thelma Church
    Lorna Coulson
    Margaret Duff
    Robyn Geradts
    Sue Kawecki
    Sandra Mann
    Cheryl Mann
    Joan McDowell
    Elaine Ovendon
    Kathy Page-Robertson
    Jean Riley
    Elizabeth Smiley
    Judith Smith
    Janice Smith
    Betty Schlager
    Irene Wolstenholme
    Bev Woodford
  Male Chorus Colin Burrows
    Stephen Burrows
    Don Cunningham
    Patrick Gleeson
    Geoff Nougher
    Andrew Vial
  Ballet Gillian Andrew
    Jan Barnes
    Margaret Hine
    Vicki Illingworth
    Mary Lindsay
    Lindy Pearson
    Monica Pragnell
    Sian Rodda
    Janne Smith
Team Properties Val Hardie
    Sandy Leatham
  Sound Effects Owen Marsh
  Ticket Secretary Bev Woodford
  Publicity and Promotions Barry Woodford
    Mark Sims
  Front of House Ed Hill
    Tom Hooke
  Set Construction Co-ordinator Stan Riley
  Orchestra Convenor Heather Birrell
  Scenery Painting Rhonda Horwood
    Pat Morton
  Rehearsal Pianist Arch Dyer
  Photographic Design Rudi Brink
  Lighting Assistant Pat Morton
    Ron Elliott
    Bill Seppelt
    Joan Hooke
    Peter Brett
    Elaine Brimmell
  Backstage Assistant John McCormack
    Alan Piper
    Trevor Smith
    Alan Plumb
    Lindsay Brown
    Peter Brown
    Michael Guest
    Peter Rekers
Orchestra Violin Joy Boldiston
    Doris Boyce
  Viola Heather Birrell
  Cello Erwin Matzner
  Double Bass Michael Oakley
  Reed Martin West
    Jeff Mead
    Adrian Leach
    Judy Semmens
    Stan Gittus
  Trumpet Jim Gardiner
    Max Lee
  Trombone Frank Bardi
  Horn John Atkinson
  Percussion Angela Rogers
  Piano Arch Dyer
Venue   George Jenkins Theatre