Kiss Me Kate
7th - 14th November 1987
Photographs by John Tustin
Production Officials
Director Audrey H. McL. Raistrick
Musical Director Jessie Whittaker
Choreographer Glenys E. Collinson
Fred/Petruchio David Kellie
Lilli/Katherine Margaret Steel
Lois/Bianca Gillian Pollitt
Bill/Lucentio Adrian Pollitt
Harry/Baptista Alec Greaves
Hattie Sylvia Fishwick
Gremio David Witt
Hortensio Colin Crompton
1st Gangster Bill Steel
2nd Gangster Ron Finney
Harrison Howell Ernest E. Dawson
Ralph Wilf Lea
Paul Graham Cohen
Stage doorman Andrew Turton
Irene Bowers, Aileen Bramwell, Rebecca Broadhead, Claire Clarkson, Lucy Finney, Hazel Gray, Barbara Haslam, Zoe Hodgkinson, Mary Lea, Jean Maden, Barbara Martin, Gay O'Donnell, Dorothy Pitfield, Helen Popplewell, Mary Pycroft, Tracey Rollinson, Emma Steel, Fiona Steel, Christine Taylor, Jane Thornton, Betty Towler, Jean Unsworth, Val Walmsley, Christina Welch, Nicola Wesley, Norma Wilcock, Ruth Wilcock, Elizabeth Williams, Janet Witt, Adrienne Wormald, Dorothy Yardley, Norman Bowers, Stanley Collinson, Alex Topp, Maurice Windsor
  • Katherine and Petruchio Katherine and Petruchio
  • The Company The Company
  • 2nd Gangster, 1st Gangster and Fred 2nd Gangster, 1st Gangster and Fred
  • Hattie and Company "Another Opening, Another Show" Hattie and Company "Another Opening, Another Show"
  • Stage doorman and Ralph Stage doorman and Ralph
  • Dancers Dancers
  • Petruchio Petruchio
  • "We Open In Venice" "We Open In Venice"
  • Ralph, Fred and Lilli Ralph, Fred and Lilli
  • Katherine and Petruchio Katherine and Petruchio
  • 2nd Gangster, Harrison, 1st Gangster, Lilli and Fred 2nd Gangster, Harrison, 1st Gangster, Lilli and Fred
  • Petruchio and Katherine Petruchio and Katherine

Bolton Evening News Review
Walmsley Church Amateurs have a long and distinguished reputation - well earned if their current offering is anything to go by.

The society opened on Saturday for a seven night run of Kiss Me Kate at the community hall in Blackburn Road, Egerton. The wonderful music and lyrics of Cole Porter provide a tremendous vehicle upon which this play within a play is carried. It is the story of an American theatre group rehearsing for Taming of the Shrew with all its love tangles on and off the stage.

David Kellie playing Fred Graham and Margaret Steel as the untamable Lilli Vanessi gave superb performances. Both of their strong and appealing voices packed a punch in songs like Wunderbar, I Hate Men and Where Is The Life That Late I led.

There were as able performances from Gillian Pollitt as Lois Lane and Adrian Pollitt as Bill Calhoun with an appealing rendition of Another Opening Another Show by Sylvia Fishwick as Hattie.

The costumes for the society's 96th production were excellent, many of them having been hired from the Royal Shakespeare Company. They looked really good and well worth the hire charges.

Christine Roberts.
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