From the Golden Age, a riotous, romantic musical comedy to make your heart soar.

It’s opening night for feuding divorcees Fred and Lilli as they star in The Taming of the Shrew. But as the curtain rises, gambling, gangsters and mistaken identity conspire to create chaos.

Paul Foster (Annie Get Your Gun) directs this lavish and sensational celebration of theatre featuring some of Cole Porter’s finest songs: So In Love, Brush Up Your Shakespeare and Too Darn Hot.

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack

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Running time: About 3 hours (including a 15 minute interval)

A Sheffield Theatres Production

  • Delroy Atkinson
  • Edward Baker-Duly
  • Cindy Belliot
  • Jessica Buckby
  • Ronan Burns
  • John Conroy
  • Dafydd Emyr
  • Louis Gaunt
  • Ruby Greenwood
  • Tash Holway
  • Jennifer Louise Jones
  • Dex Lee
  • Bobbie Little
  • Rebecca Lock
  • Ross McLaren
  • Joel Montague
  • Emmanuele N'Zuzi
  • Simon Oskarsson
  • Clancy Ryan
  • Adam Rhys-Charles
  • Amy Ellen Richardson
  • Matthew Whennell-Clark
  • Layton Williams
  • Paul Foster Director
  • Janet Bird Designer
  • Matt Flint Choreographer
  • James McKeon Musical Director
  • Howard Hudson Lighting Designer
  • Mike Walker Sound Designer
  • Will Burton CDG Casting Director
  • Chris Egan Orchestrator
  • Charmian Hoare Dialect Coach
  • Kate Waters Fight Director
  • Tash Holway Assistant Choreographer
  • Tom Theakston Assistant Musical Director
  • Jesse Haughton-Shaw Assistant Director

Access performances

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Audio Described by Jill Mason + Alison Boyce

  • Thu 20 Dec 7:15pm Book
  • Thu 10 Jan 7:15pm Book
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Captioned by Cara Lawless

  • Sat 22 Dec 2:15pm Book
  • Sat 5 Jan 2:15pm Book
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  • Wed 9 Jan 2:15pm Book
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Signed by Julie Fletcher

  • Thu 20 Dec 7:15pm Book
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Dementia Friendly

  • Thu 3 Jan 2:15pm Book

Performances with Extras

Live for 5

  • On sale 2 November at 5.00pm. Available 7 - 11, 13 and 18 - 20 December.


  • Tue 18 Dec 7:15pm Book

Associated Events

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