ADC Theatre
Wed 15 - Sat 25 March
Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club

Kiss Me, Kate!

Cole Porter, Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

Kiss me, Kate! is a wonderfully jazzy, incomprehensibly funny and soul-satisfying musical set in Baltimore in 1948.

For a theatre company who happen to be putting on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, a similar story unfolds among the cast and crew. Throw in gangsters, comedic routines, impressive dance numbers and a healthy dose of mistaken identity and you get the wonder that is Kiss Me, Kate!

It includes the hits Brush Up Your Shakespeare, Too Darn Hot and Another Op’nin, Another Show, as well as the lesser-known gems I Hate Men and Tom, Dick, or Harry.

This production is recommended for people of all ages. 

This amateur production is presented by an arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. 

"Too darn hot? I’ll say. This production of Cole Porter’s classic 1948 musical sizzles sending the theatrical temperature sky high. In a musical that has everything, the cast gave it all they got – and that was a lot."

Cambridge Critique

"a clever, energetic and perfectly polished production"

The Tab (4.5 stars)



165 minutes


ADC Theatre


TUE-THU £13-£16, FRI-SAT £15-£18

domestic abuse
crude language
physical abuse/mild violence
implicit sexual content

The ADC Theatre is Britain's oldest University playhouse, today administered and maintained by the University of Cambridge. Plays have been presented on the site since 1855, when the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) was founded, and the society met and performed in the back room of the Hoop Inn, which stood almost exactly where the ADC Theatre stands today.  Today, the ADC Theatre is the centre of University drama in Cambridge, run almost entirely by students with no Faculty involvement. 


When you arrive at the ADC Theatre, there are power assisted doors to the Box Office. In the foyer there is a lift which leads up to the bar and auditorium. The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor across the foyer. Further information can be found here.

If you are booking a wheelchair seat in the ADC auditorium for the first time, please call the Box Office on 01223 300085 or email We will then alter the permissions of your ADC account so that you can access the wheelchair seats on our website when you book in the future. 

Complimentary tickets are available for full-time carers.

The ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom is fitted with an infra-red audio system designed to help deaf and hard of hearing patrons. If you are using the system for the first time, please arrive early and seek advice from our Front of House team.

Assistance dogs are welcome in both of our venues. Please call the Box Office or email the above address when booking to ensure you are seated appropriately.


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