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Kiss Me, Kate (1987 Royal Shakespeare Company Cast)



London Cast Recording of the 1987 Royal Shakespeare Company production starring Paul Jones, Nichola McAuliffe and Fiona Hendley


1. Overture
2. Another Op'nin, Another Show
3. Why Can't You Behave?
4. Wunderbar
5. So In Love
6. We Open In Venice
7. Tom, Dick Or Harry
8. I've Come To Wive It Wealthily In Padua
9. I Hate Men
10. Were Thine That Special Face
11. Too Darn Hot
12. Where Is The Life That Late I Led?
13. Always True To You (In My Fashion)
14. Bianca
15. So In Love (Reprise)
16. Brush Up Your Shakespeare
17. Women Are So Simple
18. Finale
19. Wunderbar (Reprise)/Brush Up Your Shakespeare (Reprise)



Music & lyrics by COLE PORTER
Book by SAM & BELLA SPEWACK

Musical staging and choreography by RONFIELD
Directed by ADRIAN NOBLE
Production musical supervisor & vocal arrangements by TIMOTHY HIGGS
Designed by WILLIAM DUDLEY
Costumes designed by LIZ DA COSTA
Orchestrations by IAN MACPHERSON
Lighting by MARK HENDERSON
Sound by JONATHAN DEANS
Associate musical director ROBERT TAPSFIELD
Dance arrangements by GARETH VALENTINE
Company voice work by RSC VOICE DEPARTMENT
Dialect coach CHARMIAN HOARE
Casting LEONIE COSMAN
Sound engineer GARY GILES
Assistant director STEPHEN RAYNE
Assistant choreographer TRICIA TOMLINSON
Assistant sound engineer PAUL BROWN

By arrangement with Triumph Theatre Productions & The Old Vic
Recorded at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, August 3rd & 6th 1987
Produced for record by NORMAN NEWELL
Engineer JOHN KURLANDER
Assistant engineer ANDREW FRASER
Recording supervised for First Night Records by JOHN CRAIG

CAST

Fred Graham (Petruchio) PAUL JONES
Harry Trevor (Baptista) JEFFERY DENCH
Lois Lane (Bianca) FIONA HENDLEY
Ralph Johnson (Stage Manager) CHRISTOPHER BROWN
Lilli Vanessi (Kate) NICHOLA McAULIFFE
Hattie, Lilli's Dresser EARLENE BENTLEY
Willard (Pop) Ward, Stage Doorman EDWARD PHILLIPS
Paul Peterson, Fred's Dresser PETER ALEX NEWTON
Bill Calhoun (Lucentio) TIM FLAVIN
Benjamin Stubbs (Hortensio) PETER LEDBURY
Chas Gilpin (Gremio) CYRIL NRI
Joe Ambrosio, Gangster EMIL WOLK
Max (Hands) O'Hagen, Gangster JOHN BARDON
Harrison Howell BARRY LINEHAN

ENSEMBLE

Jacqui Boatswain, Nicholas Burge, Richard Calkin, Marisa Campbell, Aidan Cook, Karen Davies, Brenda Garrat-Glassman, Richard Gough, Megan Hughes, Kim Ismay, Michelle Knight, Melanie Marshall, Sian Reeves, Richard Sampson, Nils Siebaek, Tricia Tomlinson & Stephen Tye

MUSICIANS

MARGARET GREY flute/piccolo/alto saxophone
JUDITH ALLEN oboe/cor anglais
RICHARD BLEWETT clarinet/flute/tenor saxophone
RAY SCOTT clarinet/bass clarinet/baritone saxophone
HELEN MUNRO horn
MARTIN WALL horn
MALCOLM GOSDEN trumpet
SYDNEY GOULD trumpet
WILLIAM GRAHAM trombone
NIGEL CHARMAN tuned percussion
DAVID HULLEY drums
ROB PURVIS piano/celeste
LOUISE MARTIN harp
ALEX COCKBURN guitar/mandolin
JOHN FRANCIS violin(leader)
ROBERT HIGGS violin
JOE MORRISON violin
HELEN CASS violin
ANNE SALINGER violin
OWEN LITTLE viola
JOHN FRANCA cello
DENNIS BOWDEN double bass
PERRY MONTAGUE MASON violin
PAUL WOOD violin
ALLA SHAROVA violin
DAVID RANDALL violin
KEN ESSEX viola
ALAN SMYTH viola
DAVID BURROWES cello
CLIVE BAKER trumpet







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