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Kiss Me Kate

Jason played Paul in this production  directed by Trevor Nunn both at the Chichester Festival Theatre and the subsequent London transfer to The Old Vic in 2012-13.

The dazzling, multi award-winning classic Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate directed by Trevor Nunn also stars Alex Bourne, David Burt, Adam Garcia, Clive Rowe and Hannah Waddingham.

This exuberant show-within-a-show throws together gun-toting gangsters, sparring actors and romantic entanglements against a backdrop of a touring musical production of The Taming of the Shrew. With music and lyrics by Cole Porter the terrific score is shot through with wit, charm and energy with spectacular choreography by Stephen Mear (Crazy For YouBetty Blue EyesHello Dolly and Mary Poppins).

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Reviews

Stephen Mear’s choreography bursts with wit and invention, especially during the spectacularly staged Too Darn Hot, which sees the impish hoofer Jason Pennycooke gliding across the stage while doing the splits

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-reviews/9705902/Kiss-Me-Kate-Old-Vic-London-review.html

 

There are moments when you can see the revival this might have been: most notably after the interval, when Stephen Mear’s choreography and Jason Pennycooke’s snake-like hips suddenly scorch the stage, and make everyone else sizzle, too

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2012/nov/29/kiss-me-kate-review

 

The ensemble sing and dance their hearts out, hitting an unforgettable peak led by Jason Pennycooke in a ten minute long rendition of “Too Darn Hot”, during which choreographer Stephen Mear really earns his pay with the assistance of his team of energetic and hugely talented dancers.

http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/kiss-me-kate-old-vic-8301

 

, “Too Darn Hot,” which opens the second act, suggests the opposite of the lassitude overtaking the backstage effort; and it’s executed with dazzling ensemble brilliance in Stephen Mear’s choreography, led by the irrepressible Jason Pennycooke as Fred’s crackerjack dresser

http://www.whatsonstage.com/west-end-theatre/news/11-2012/review-round-up-kiss-me-kate-is-too-darn-hot_1885.html

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