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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 re scheduled to run from 23 July (rescheduled from 5 June) for a strictly limited run until 17 October.

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.

Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster will be reprising her role as Reno Sweeney and replaces the previously announced Megan Mullally who has suffered a foot injury.

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.

Felicity Kendal 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) with Gary Wilmot playing Elisha Whitney and Samuel Edwards (Les Misérables, Wicked) as Billy Crocker, alongside Nicole-Lily Baisden (The Book of Mormon, Let's Face The Music) as Hope Harcourt, Carly Mercedes Dyer (West Side Story, Chicago) as Erma and Haydn Oakley (A Christmas Carol, An American in Paris) as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.

They will be joined by: Martin Callaghan (Ship's Purser), Jon Chew (John), Clive Hayward (Ship's Captain), Alistair So (Luke), Marc Akinfolarin, Simon Anthony, Georgie Ashford, Vivien Carter, Natalie Chua, Eamonn Cox, Jordan Crouch, Frances Dee, Charlene Ford, Selina Hamilton, Maddie Harper, Michael Lin, Robbie McMillan, Tom Partridge, Jack Wilcox, Alexandra Wright, George Beet, Gabrielle Cocca, Emily Ormiston and Liam Wrate.

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 scheduled to run from 23 July for a strictly limited run until 17 October..

show times

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