Cole Porter songs & tap-dancing sailors, what's not to love?
LIMITED SEASON FROM SUMMER 2021 BARBICAN
Music and Lyrics by COLE PORTER
Original Book by P.G. WODEHOUSE & GUY BOLTON
and HOWARD LINDSAY & RUSSEL CROUSE
New Book by TIMOTHY CROUSE and JOHN WEIDMAN
Directed and Choreographed by
Tony Award Winner KATHLEEN MARSHALL
Presented in association with the Barbican
Howard Panter for Trafalgar Theatre Productions, Eilene Davidson Productions and BookMyShow presents
All aboard for this saucy and splendid major new production of Cole Porter and P. G. Wodehouse’s classic musical of pure escapism, Anything Goes. Featuring a joyful, gold-plated score of theatre’s most memorable standards, including ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, ‘You’re the Top’, ‘It’s De- Lovely!’ and Anything Goes, with a 50 strong company featuring a full-sized live orchestra and 15 tap-dancing sailors, it’s everything you want a big Broadway musical to be and more!
Making her West End debut is the award-winning and internationally renowned American actress, comedian and singer, Megan Mullally as the delectable Reno Sweeney. Mullally, won hearts, as well as three SAG awards, two Emmy awards and four Golden-Globe Nominations, for her iconic role as Karen Walker in the hit TV sitcom Will & Grace. Mullally will be joined by three-time Olivier Award and Tony-Award winner Robert Lindsay, as Moonface Martin. Lindsay has become a household name with British audiences over the years, including starring in the hugely successful BBC sitcom My Family.
Joining them in this all-star line-up, are acting royalty and Evening Standard Theatre Award-winner Felicity Kendal (The Good Life / Much Ado About Nothing) as Evangeline Harcourt and much-beloved leading West End Legend Gary Wilmot (Chicago / Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Elisha Whitney.
Kathleen Marshall’s previous production of Anything Goes hit the high seas on Broadway as Winner of Best Revival and Best Choreography at the Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards, and was nominated for nine Tony Awards and ten Drama Desk Awards, including Best Actress in a Musical and Best Director of a Musical. Now Marshall’s stunning new production is crossing the Atlantic and is set to be the summer musical you have been waiting for.
It’s Bon Voyage on the SS American but it’s not all smooth sailing as they head out to sea; etiquette is cast-off through the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to find true love. Their journey proves that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing and dancing sailors, a comical disguise, a farcical blackmail, delightful double-entendres, and some timeless good fun!
‘Exudes the effervescence of a
freshly poured gin fizz’
The New York Times
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh
Carly Mercedes Dyer