Despite recent ill-health, Murray Roberts found the time to send me this vigorous new KMK spanking which he described as “the best I have seen.” About 2 minutes. Read Murray’s guest post about this musical.
The spanking scene in KMK must be the most famous in the world, its only possible rival being McLintock, which is slowly sinking into history. KMK, though, is refreshed by many new productions each year. How, despite the hatred of Liberal Progressive Opinion (LPO), does it maintain its position as one of the 6 greatest … Continue reading Kiss Me Kate by Murray Roberts
These pictures have more than a Kiss Me Kate theme in common. They’re all SWEDISH!! They’ve been scanned from original photos sent to me by a reader so they’re also probably NEW!! (Click to enlarge them) First up across the knee of Sten Gester’s Petruchio is the very attractive Berit Carlberg in a 1969 Stockholm … Continue reading Swedish Kiss Me Kate Special
I’ve been exploring the latest additions to Chross’ page of Kiss Me Kate photos. The rehearsal/amateur pictures have now been added to the previous sections on posters, professional productions, and videos. I know there is a Yahoo! Group dedicated to this subject, and many other sites have carried stills from the musical, but I have … Continue reading Chross’ Kiss Me Kate Page
Here’s are a couple of my favourite Kiss Me Kate pictures. The first is a NEW one that I think will be unfamiliar to you (click to enlarge). It’s taken at a rehearsal so, instead of the normal period dress, we get the cast in casual clothes. I bet they had to rehearse this particular … Continue reading Kiss Me Kate – Exclusive!
Michael has sent me a message with sad news from a wild and beautiful corner of the British Isles – home to one of the founding fathers of This Thing That We Do: Hello Valdor, I’ve got some sad news I’m afraid. I’ve just had a phone call from Gower. Murray has died. He hadn’t … Continue reading Remembering Murray Roberts
Since I first posted this stage switching from the musical Spring Awakening eighteen months ago, the little known actress playing the spank-curious, turn-of-the-century teenager Wendla has gone on to bigger things. In fact, Lea Michele is now one of the hottest stars on TV thanks to her role as Rachel in Glee. She’s even made … Continue reading Switch On – It’s Time For Glee
Many thanks to Harry for writing this post and providing the pictures. The English actress Kate O’Mara is probably best known for playing Joan Collins’ sister in 1980’s soap Dynasty. She once said “with my looks I was never going to get cast as a good girl.” Perhaps that explains why, over her 5 decade … Continue reading Kate O’Mara – The Full Story
This Taming of the Shrew spanking, from a 2005 performance in Long Island, is very good. I think it shows an influence back from the Howard Keel/Kathryn Grayson Kiss Me Kate. And the actress playing Kate, Megan Yelaney, is lovely. Check out her youtube videos for further proof of that or watch the whole play … Continue reading New Shrew
London is poised in anticipation of a mighty spectacle that is about to descend upon it… I’m referring of course to the major new production of Kiss Me Kate that will hit the West End this autumn. (Oh well, at least the traffic should be back to normal by then). Directed by Sir Trevor Nunn, … Continue reading London 2012