The cast of Kiss Me Kate
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Sir Trevor Nunn directs 'Shakespeare musical' Kiss Me Kate

26 November 2012 Last updated at 00:05 GMT

Sir Trevor Nunn's revival of Kiss Me, Kate is the first musical The Old Vic has staged since Kevin Spacey became its artistic director.

Nunn has drawn on a wealth of experience to direct the Chichester Festival Theatre co-production. He has directed 30 William Shakespeare productions and 20 musicals including Les Miserables and Cats.

Stars of the cast told BBC News that the director gave a Shakespeare masterclass on day one of rehearsals.

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