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ANYTHING GOES

anything goes

A new UK production of Anything Goes from Tony-winner Kathleen Marshall  will open at the Barbican in the autumn with performances now scheduled to run from 5th June - 22 August 2021.

It will also go on a very short tour to Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre (26 August -11 September) The Salford Lowry (15-25 September); the Southampton Mayflower (September 28 - October 2) and Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre (October 12-17 ) with tickets now on sale and casting for the tour still to be revealed

It will be an entirely reimagined take on Marshall's  Tony award winning  2011 Broadway production of the Cole Porter classic "tailor made" for the stars.

Megan Mullally (best known for playing Karen Walker in Will & Grace) will make her London musical theatre debut as Reno Sweeney in the production . She has appeared in Broadway productions of Grease and Young Frankenstein, with London performances with her band Supreme Music Program at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2010.

West End star Robert Lindsay is set to star opposite Mullally as Moonface Martin. His many musical theare credits include  appearing  in London's Savoy Theatre  in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as well as winning Tony and Olivier Awards for his performances in Me and My Girl and Becket.

They will be joined by Felicity Kendal who is making her musical theatre debut as Evangeline Harcourt (a high society mother who sets sail to ensure that her daughter marries an English aristocrat) and Gary Wilmot playing Elisha Whitney with further casting  to be announced.

The iconic musical has a book by Guy Bolton and P G Wodehouse, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. 

Cole Porter’s , multi-award winning musical comedy, transports you to the magical age of tap dancing and high society.When Billy Crocker discovers that his heart’s desire, debutante heiress Hope Harcourt is engaged to an English aristocrat, he stows away aboard the S.S. American to win her back. Aided by a string of eccentric passengers on board the luxurious transatlantic liner, can this web of love be untangled before they reach Southampton?

Musical standards  include “You're the Top," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow," "It's De-Lovely," "I Get A Kick Out of You," and "Anything Goes.

The creative team for the show includes Tony award winning set designer Derek McLane, lighting designer Neil Austin, sound designer Simon Baker, and music supervisor Stephen Ridley.

Buy tickets for Anything Goes at the Barbican which is now previewing from 5th June with an opening night on 17th June and running to 22 August 2021.

show times

Monday-Saturday 7:30 pm with matinees on Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 pm. Running time TBA