Anything Goes, London 2022

Anything Goes Tickets

Barbican Theatre, London
Booking to 3 September 2022
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Olivier Award winner Anything Goes sails back to the Barbican in 2022

Following a smash-hit, sell-out season in 2021, Kathleen Marshall‘s Olivier Award winning Broadway production of Anything Goes returns to the Barbican Theatre in London for a strictly limited run in Summer 2022.

One of the all-time greatest musicals, Cole Porter’s Anything Goes features 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, it’s everything you want a big Broadway musical to be and more! Get your Anythings Goes tickets today.

Featuring a 50 strong cast and ensemble of the finest we have to offer on the London stage (including tap dancing sailors!) and a full-sized live orchestra, this uplifting production of Anything Goes features heart-warming romance, farcical fun and spectacular show stopping dance routines.

The show stars West End royalty Kerry Ellis (Wicked) as Reno Sweeney, with Denis Lawson as Moonface Martin, Simon Callow as Elisha Whitney, Bonnie Langford as Evangeline Harcourt, and 2022 Olivier Award nominee Carly Mercedes Dyer as Erma.

Winner of the 2022 Olivier Award for Best choreography for Anything Goes, 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.

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. 

Anything Goes is booking from 25 June 2022 until 3 September 2022 at Barbican Theatre London.

What is the story of Anything Goes?

Its Bon Voyage on the S.S America but it’s not all smooth sailing as they head out to sea; etiquette is castoff 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!

Who is in the Anything Goes cast?

The production stars Kerry Ellis (Wicked, We Will Rock You) as Reno Sweeney and Olivier Award Winner Denis Lawson (Bleak House, Star Wars) as Moonface Martin. Joining them is Oliver Award Winner Simon Callow (Art, Death in Paradise) as Elisha Whitney and Musical Theatre Royalty Bonnie Langford (EastEnders, 9 to 5 The Musical) as Evangeline Harcourt. The show also features Sam Edwards as Billy Crocker, Olivier Award nominee Carly Mercedes Dyer as Erma, Nicole-Lily as Hope Harcourt, Haydn Oakley as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, Carl Au as Luke, Trev Neo as John, Clive Hayward as Ship’s Captain and Cornelius Clarke as Ship’s Purser.

The ensemble includes Jessica Buckby, Natalie Chua, Eamonn Cox, Jacob Fisher, Selina Hamilton, Maddie Harper, Eu Jin Hwang, David Kar-Hing Lee, Billie-Kay, Sammy Kelly, Anna McGarahan, Perry O’Dea, Tom Partridge, Christopher Short, Jack Wilcox and Alexandra Wright and swings Josh Barnett, George Beet, Gabrielle Cocca and Emily Ormiston.

Creative team of Anything Goes

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Guy Bolton, PG Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse.

Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall with set design by Derek McLane, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Simon Baker and musical supervision by Stephen Ridley.


Reviews of Anything Goes

Reviews from the 2021 production

★★★★★ "The show of the year. I would give it six stars if I could." The Telegraph
★★★★★ "Bubbly wit and stylish fun. It shimmers and sparkles" The Times
★★★★★ "When a musical packs this much energy, and spectacle, nothing else goes!" Daily Mail
★★★★ "Anything Goes offers the delirious delight of a musical in full sail" Financial Times
★★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 3 September 2022
Age restrictions
8+
Running time
2hr 40m (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Venue Information

Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
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Movie musicals to watch on BBC iPlayer this August 2022 including Newsies
Here's our pick of some great movie musicals to sing along to this August 2022, appearing on BBC iPlayer in the UK. Some of the films are airing this week on BBC Two, so will be available on BBC iPlayer once they have played on the channel. Most are classic Hollywood movies, but there is also the Broadway production of Newsies - which is coming to London this year at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from 29 November 2022. Also, if you fancy a classic Hollywood musical live on stage this Summer, then make sure you check out these sparkling productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific at Sadler's Wells Theatre; Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum; and Cole Porter's Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre. Also see: West End Shows on Netflix, Amazon and Disney+ Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe star in this classic Howard Hawks movie musical. Watch on iPlayer Top Hat 1935 screwball musical comedy starring the divine Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Watch on iPlayer Summer Holiday Cliff Richard in fine form in this 60's classic full of fun songs. Watch on iPlayer Kiss Me Kate MGM's 1950's adaptation of the classic Broadway musical, with Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller and Bob Fosse. On iPlayer from 1 August 2022 Easter Parade Not very timely given it's August, but Irving Berlin's Easter Parade is back on iPlayer, starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford and Ann Miller. On iPlayer from 2 August 2022 Carousel A Fifties movie version of the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones. On iPlayer from 3 August 2022 Newsies: The Broadway Musical A recording of the hit 2011 Broadway Disney musical based on the movie - which is coming to London later this year. On iPlayer from 4 August 2022 The Band Wagon Vincente Minnelli directed Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in this movie about an aging musical star who hopes a Broadway show will restart his career. On iPlayer from 5 August 2022
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Anything Goes extends at the Barbican Theatre; Video first look at Kerry Ellis as Reno Sweeney
The smash-hit revival of Kathleen Marshall's production of Anythings Goes is extending its run at the Barbican Theatre in London due to unprecedented demand. The show will add on three weeks to the start of the run, now kicking off on 25 June 2022 instead of the original start date of 15 July 2022. A glittering cast for the Cole Porter classic includes Kerry Ellis as Reno Sweeney, Denis Lawson as Moonface Martin, Simon Callow as Elisha Whitney, and Bonnie Langford as Evangeline Harcourt. The show also brings back select cast members from the 2021 run including Sam Edwards as Billy Crocker, Carly Mercedes Dyer as Erma, Nicole-Lily as Hope Harcourt, and Haydn Oakley as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. More Anything Goes cast members announced In addition, the producers of the show have revealed further cast for Anything Goes, including Carl Au as Luke, Trev Neo as John, Clive Hayward as Ship's Captain and Cornelius Clarke as Ship's Purser. The ensemble will include Jessica Buckby, Natalie Chua, Eamonn Cox, Jacob Fisher, Selina Hamilton, Maddie Harper, Eu Jin Hwang, David Kar-Hing Lee, Billie-Kay, Sammy Kelly, Anna McGarahan, Perry O'Dea, Tom Partridge, Christopher Short, Jack Wilcox and Alexandra Wright and swings Josh Barnett, George Beet, Gabrielle Cocca and Emily Ormiston. Video - First Look at Kerry Ellis in Anything Goes The producers of Anything Goes have released a short teaser video showcasing new star of the show, Kerry Ellis, giving her tap-dancing all as Reno Sweeney! https://videopress.com/v/fovhJOVT?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.westendtheatre.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F03%2Fkerry-ellis-performs-anything-goes-long-version_mp4_std.original.jpg&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Anything Goes - Nine Olivier Award nominations The show picked up nine Olivier Award nominations this year, and is expected to do well at the Olivier Awards ceremony on 10 April. The nine nominations include Best Musical Revival, Broadway star Sutton Foster is nominated for Best Actress in a Musical, alongside Robert Lindsay, Carly Mercedes Dyer and Gary Wilmot in supporting categories, and nods for directing, choreography, orchestrations and costume design. The lavish production smashed multiple Box Office records at the Barbican Theatre lasy year including the single highest grossing performance week for a musical in the Barbican’s 39 year history and the highest sales across a weekend for a musical, as audiences flooded through the doors for the 15 week sold out season!  Cole Porter and PG Wodehouse's hit musical comedy is set on the SS Americana and follows two pairings that try to find love on the high seas. It features classic numbers such as "I Get A Kick Out of You", "You're the Top", "It's De- Lovely!" and "Anything Goes". Anything Goes will run from 25 June 2022 until 3 September 2022 at the Barbican. Book tickets to Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre
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Anything Goes reveals new cast: Kerry Ellis, Simon Callow, Denis Lawson and Bonnie Langford
Kathleen Marshall's smash-hit London revival of Anythings Goes has announced a new cast, ahead of its return to the Barbican Theatre in 2022 for a limited 8-week summer season. Kerry Ellis will take the lead as Reno Sweeney in the show, alongside British stage veterans Denis Lawson as Moonface Martin, Simon Callow as Elisha Whitney, and Bonnie Langford as Evangeline Harcourt. The show will also see the return of 2021 cast members including Sam Edwards as Billy Crocker, Nicole-Lily as Hope Harcourt, Carly Mercedes Dyer as Erma, and Haydn Oakley as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Lauded by critics as the “show of the year!” (★★★★★ Daily Telegraph), this spectacular revival was described as the “musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another” (The Times) and is “delightful, delicious, and as buoyant as helium” (Evening Standard).  The also show proved a major hit with audiences members on their feet giving standing ovations night after night. The 2021 revival starred Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in her West End debut, alongside British favourites Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal and Gary Wilmot. The lavish production smashed multiple Box Office records at the Barbican Theatre including the single highest grossing performance week for a musical in the Barbican’s 39 year history and the highest sales across a weekend for a musical, as audiences flooded through the doors for the 15 week sold out season!  A recording of the show was also screened on BBC Two over Christmas (watch now on BBC iPlayer in the UK). 2021 production image. Sutton Foster, Robert Lindsay & Samuel Edwards Prior to its London 2022 run the production will embark on a short UK tour visiting Bristol (11-16 April 2022), Liverpool (20-30 April 2022), Edinburgh (11-21 May 2022) and Canterbury (24 May - 4 June 2022). Cole Porter and PG Wodehouse's hit musical comedy is set on the SS Americana and follows two pairings that try to find love on the high seas. It features classic numbers such as "I Get A Kick Out of You", "You're the Top", "It's De- Lovely!" and "Anything Goes". Marshall's 2011 Broadway revival which starred Sutton Foster was nominated for nine Tony Awards and ten Drama Desk Awards, including Best Actress in a Musical and Best Director of a Musical. The UK revival is sure to be an awards contender at the 2021 Olivier Awards. Anything Goes will run from 15 July 2022 until 3 September 2022 at the Barbican Theatre, London.
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BBC Christmas schedule includes Anything Goes and Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Concert; Half a Sixpence coming to Sky Arts
Also see: Christmas 2021 TV Guide - West End Musicals and London Theatre on TV and streaming this Christmas Broadcaster BBC in the UK has announced its Christmas 2021 schedule and it includes two major theatre treats; plus Sky is showing Cameron Mackintosh's production of Half a Sixpence Anything Goes, this summer's smash-hit revival at the Barbican Theatre of Kathleen Marshall's Broadway production, is to be shown on BBC Two on Boxing Day at 6.40pm. Also, Sondheim's Eightieth Birthday Celebration, will be broadcast on BBC Four this Christmas, on Monday 27 December at 7pm. The repeat showing is timed to celebrate the life of Stephen Sondheim, who died last Friday aged 91. The production of Cole Porter's classic musical Anything Goes stars award-winning Broadway actress Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney, with Robert Lindsay as Moonface Martin, Felicity Kendal as Evangeline Harcourt and Gary Wilmot as Elisha Whitney. The toe-tapping show, which features hit songs including"I Get A Kick Out of You", "You're the Top", "It's De-Lovely!" and "Anything Goes", is directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, following her hit 2011 Broadway production. Anything Goes is returning to London next Summer from 15 July to 3 September, once again playing the Barbican Theatre. Book tickets to Anything Goes. The Sondheim concert, which took place in 2010 at the Royal Albert Hall to honour Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday, is introduced by Katie Derham and includes excerpts from his hit shows A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods. The concert features West End talent including Bryn Terfel, Maria Friedman, Simon Russell Beale and plenty of special guests. BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by David Charles Abel plays Sondheim's music. Other Christmas highlights this year include the screen premiere of the recent West End production of Half of Sixpence - called Kipps for TV. Cameron Mackintosh co-produced the revival in 2016 at the Noel Coward Theatre in London following its sell-out run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, and the show was recorded for cinema and TV. The show goes out on 29 December at 6.30pm on Sky Arts (Freeview channel 11). Kipps / Half a Sixpence stars Charlie Stemp, who is currently starring in Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre, as Arthur Kipps and Emma Williams as Helen Walsingham. The show has a revised book by Julian Fellowes with some new songs added by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. The original 1967 movie of Half a Sixpence was choreographed by Gillian Lynne (The Phantom of the Opera), and had a screenplay by Maggie Smith's husband Beverley Cross. It starred the fabulous Tommy Steele. To get more of your West End fix from Christmas TV, tune in to ITV on 19 December at 7.20pm for this year's 2021 Royal Variety Performance. Hosted by Alan Carr, and held in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the show features the casts of Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre, and Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre. The show also has comedy from Bill Bailey, Judi Love and Josh Widdicombe, and music from Elvis Costello, Years & Years, Sir Rod Stewart and Ed Sheeran. Also this Christmas on ITV, John Barrowman is back with his All Star Musicals show - this time a Christmas special called All Star Musicals at Christmas. The first of two episodes airs 26 December 2021 at 8pm, with judges Elaine Paige, Samantha Barks, (Frozen The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane) and Trevor Dion Nicholas (Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre). Read more about All Star Musicals at Christmas here. BBC Four has recently been showing a series called “Sunday Night at the Musicals”, which is now on BBC iPlayer, and includes repeat showings of Kiss Me Kate at the Royal Albert Hall, the 2017 West End production of An American in Paris; and the 2012 BBC Proms recording of John Wilson on Broadway. Also BBC Four has recently premiered new interview series “This Cultural Life”, the first episode featuring Sir Kenneth Branagh. Finally.... don't forget the musicals available on the streamers, including Hamilton on Disney+, Everybody is Talking About Jamie on Amazon Prime Video, and Tick, Tick... Boom! on Netflix.
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Anything Goes revival to return to London in 2022
Kathleen Marshall's smash-hit London revival of Anythings Goes will return to the Barbican Theatre in 2022 for a limited 8-week summer season. Lauded by critics as the “show of the year!” (★★★★★ Daily Telegraph), this spectacular revival was described as the “musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another” (The Times) and is “delightful, delicious, and as buoyant as helium” (Evening Standard).  The also show proved a major hit with audiences members on their feet giving standing ovations night after night. The lavish production smashed multiple Box Office records at the Barbican Theatre including the single highest grossing performance week for a musical in the Barbican’s 39 year history and the highest sales across a weekend for a musical, as audiences flooded through the doors for the 15 week sold out season!  2021 production image. Sutton Foster, Robert Lindsay & Samuel Edwards Producer Sir Howard Panter said:  “We are delighted to be back with the glorious Anything Goes musical at the Barbican next summer! We were thrilled with the response to this energetic and uplifting show – audiences just couldn’t get enough and to achieve 15 weeks sold out night after night and a gross of £717,000 in one week really is quite some feat! We are equally delighted to take this majestic show on tour across the UK, so audiences around the country can enjoy the glorious set design, breathtaking choreography and stage direction, and of course the wonderful score!” Prior to its London 2022 run the production will embark on a short UK tour visiting Bristol (11-16 April 2022), Liverpool (20-30 April 2022), Edinburgh (11-21 May 2022) and Canterbury (24 May - 4 June 2022). Casting for the Summer 2022 London season and UK tour is yet to be announced. Marshall's 2021 London revival starred Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in her West End debut, alongside British favourites Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal and Gary Wilmot. Anything Goes production 2021. Sutton Foster & Samuel Edwards Cole Porter and PG Wodehouse's hit musical comedy is set on the SS Americana and follows two pairings that try to find love on the high seas. It features classic numbers such as "I Get A Kick Out of You", "You're the Top", "It's De- Lovely!" and "Anything Goes". Marshall's 2011 Broadway revival which starred Sutton Foster was nominated for nine Tony Awards and ten Drama Desk Awards, including Best Actress in a Musical and Best Director of a Musical. The UK revival is sure to be an awards contender at the 2021 Olivier Awards. Anything Goes will run from 15 July 2022 until 3 September 2022 at the Barbican Theatre, London. Anything Goes tickets for the 2022 Barbican season will go on sale Thursday 18 November 2021
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Barbican announces new Theatre and Dance productions for autumn 2021
London’s Barbican announces new theatre and dance productions for this autumn; the first since March 2020. The first production to open following an 18-month hiatus due to the pandemic, is Poetry + Film / Hack – Rocks (13-& 14 October, The Pit) curated by Inua Ellams and Michelle Tiwo. The evening begins with a screening of the award-winning critically-acclaimed film Rocks, followed by readings of specially commissioned new work by outstanding Black female poets, including Barbican Young Poets alumni, who respond to the film’s themes. Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw, of queer feminist US theatre company Split Britches, return to the stage after almost two years with Last Gasp: A Recalibration (19-23 October 2021) in The Pit. As they gather audiences in the same room, but not as the same people they ease a little tension while hitting upon strategies for moving on in the aftermath of foundation shattering crises. To complement this world premiere, Weaver hosts Porch Sitting: Stepping Out, a stimulating and free online gathering of strangers, that gives audiences a chance to sit, think, dream and wonder about our collective future. Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund-winner and Barbican Open Lab alumni Jamie Hale returns to the Barbican with CRIPtic Pit Party )19-20 November 2021) following the success of their sold-out Pit Party in 2019. Hale curates a joyful and uplifting evening comprising a mixed bill of creative, political and responsive work by d/Deaf and disabled performers. Commissioned by SPILL in partnership with the Barbican among others, Gone, Gone Beyond (10-13 November 2021) is a 360° audio visual spatial cinema experience in The Pit in which fragments of familiar and experimental films interact with song and audio clips in ever-changing, kaleidoscopic and kinetic collages. Under her artist name, People Like Us, this is Vicki Bennett’s first appearance at the Barbican. Gone, Gone Beyond is her most ambitious work to date and receives a national tour starting in October and ending in April 2022. The Theatre and Dance programme breaks out into Cinema 1 for a one-off screening of documentary film Alone which charts the astonishing political awakening of a multi-platinum-selling Ukrainian rock star Andrei Khluvniuk as he asks how his fame can make a difference. The film is brought to London by Belarus Free Theatre and is followed by a live Q&A. This will be the first in a series of events presented at the Barbican with the company in 2021/22. Part of the Australia/UK Culture season, Lynette Wallworth returns to the Barbican with the European premiere of the Emmy award-winning Awavena  (24 November - 4 December 2021, The Pit). Set in the Brazilian Amazon, audiences witness the transformation of Yawanawá culture, guided by the people’s first woman shaman in a 360° virtual reality experience. The season will also feature Ballet Black’s work digitally, available via the Barbican’s Cinema on Demand platform, this Double Bill is a made-for-film adaptation of two pieces: Olivier Award-winning choreographer Will Tuckett's Then Or Now blends classical ballet, music and poetry, whilst Ballet Black Senior Artist and Olivier-award winner Mthuthuzeli November contemplates the purpose of life in The Waiting Game. In the Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company presents The Comedy of Errors following its acclaimed summer season in Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare’s ever popular fairy-tale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision is directed by comedy master Phillip Breen. The venue is currently playing host to Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster, Robert Lindsay and Felicity Kendal. The song and dance hit opened to critical acclaim at the beginning fo the Summer and runs until 31 October 2021. For more information see https://www.barbican.org.uk/theatre
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London premiere of ‘Little Women – The Musical’ set for Park Theatre this November
Little Women - The Musical, a stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s American classic will receive its London premiere at the Park Theatre in North London this November. Written in 1868, Little Women follows the adventures of the four March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy. Jo, the second eldest of the March daughters and an aspiring writer, receives yet another rejection from a publisher. Her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells Jo she can do better by making her stories more personal. Begrudgingly, Jo weaves the story of how she and her sisters grew up in Civil War America – a tale of self-discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. The musical has a book by stage and screen writer Allan Knee (Finding Neverland), lyrics by Mindi Dickstein (lyricist for Benny and Joon, book writer for Toy Story - The Musical and book and lyrics for Beasts and Saints), and music by Grammy Award-winner Jason Howland (arranger and music supervisor for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical and music director for Les Miserables).  Little Women at Park Theatre is directed by Bronagh Lagan with set and costume design by Nik Corrall, musical direction by Leo Munby, orchestrations by Andy Collyer, choreography by Sarah Golding, lighting design by Ben M Rogers, sound design by Paul Gavin and casting by Jane Deitch. “Little Women is a show very dear to my heart, being one of four sisters myself. It’s a real privilege bringing this show to London, one which I am very grateful for. Women are still struggling to find true equality in society, it is quite incredible to think that this tale of female empowerment was written over 150 years ago.” said Bronagh Lagan  The show is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and Knockhardy Productions, in association with Park Theatre. It is co-produced by Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane and is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. Katy Lipson said “We are all delighted to be bringing this beautiful musical to London after its European premiere in 2017. We hope it will bring much magic and joy to London’s Park Theatre this Autumn and can’t wait to welcome audiences to see it.” Little Women  - The Musicalwas first produced on Broadway in 2005, starring Sutton Foster - currently starring in Anything Goes at the Barbican - as Jo. The musical had its UK premiere at Hope Mill Theatre in 2017, produced by Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and Knockhardy Productions and directed by Bronagh Lagan. Casting is to be revealed. The production will  begin performances at the Park Theatre on 11 November 2021 and run until 19 December 2021, with an official opening night on 17 November. Tickets are available from £18.50 from www.parktheatre.co.uk
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Sutton Foster replaces Megan Mullally in ‘Anything Goes’ in London
Broadway star Sutton Foster will replace Megan Mullay in the London revival of Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre. Often referred to as Broadway royalty, Sutton will make her West End debut reprising her Tony Award winning role as Reno Sweeney, from the 2011 production. During her dazzling stage career, Foster has won two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards and three Outer Critics Circle Awards. For the last several years she has starred in tv series Younger and later this year will appear alongside Hugh Jackman in the Broadway production The Music Man. Tony, Olivier and BAFTA winner Robert Lindsay will play Moonface Martin. Well known for tv series My Family, Lindsay's many stage credits include fun musical comedies such as Dirty Scoundrels and Me And My Girl to dramatic performances in Shakespeare's Richard III, Joe Orten's The Entertainer, The Lion in Winter, Moliere's Cyrano De Bergerac and more recently Prism. 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 West End legend Gary Wilmot (Chicago / Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Elisha Whitney. Cole Porter and PG Wodehouse's hit musical comedy is set on the SS Americana and follows two pairings that try to find love on the high seas. It features classic numbers such as "I Get A Kick Out of You", "You're the Top", "It's De- Lovely!" and "Anything Goes". The production will be directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall whose 2011 Broadway revival was nominated for 9 Tony Awards winning for Best Revival and Best Choreograpy. Mullally was forced to withdraw from the show due to an injury sustained whilst in rehearsal. Anything Goes will run from 23 July 2021 until 18 October 2021 at the Barbican Theatre, London.
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‘Anything Goes’ moves opening to July
The London revival of Anythings Goes starring Megan Mullally and Robert Lindsay has been pushed back several weeks and will now begin performances at the Barbican Theatre from 23 July 2021. The amended schedule is reportedly due to recent changes in government guidance which potentially allows for full-scale productions without social distancing from 21 June. Joining Will & Grace actress Megan Mullally and My Family actor Robert Lindsay will be previously announced Felicity Kendal and Gary Wilmot alongside West End regulars Samuel Edwards, Nicole-Lily Baisden, Carly Mercedes Dyer and Haydn Oakley. Producer Howard Panter said: “We’re delighted to announce that Anything Goes – which truly is one of the greatest musical comedies of all-time – will open this summer at London’s Barbican Theatre. Starring the incredible line-up of Megan Mullally, Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal and Gary Wilmot, this show is the perfect tonic following the last year of theatre closures and we can’t wait to set sail.” Following its 12-week run at the Barbican the show will embark on a short UK & Ireland tour - with new dates to be announced. Cole Porter and PG Wodehouse's hit musical comedy is set on the SS Americana and follows two pairings that try to find love on the high seas. It features classic numbers such as "I Get A Kick Out of You", "You're the Top", "It's De- Lovely!" and "Anything Goes". Anything Goes is helmed by American director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall. Her 2011 Broadway revival was nominated for nine Tony Awards and ten Drama Desk Awards, including Best Actress in a Musical and Best Director of a Musical. The show is produced by Howard Panter for Trafalgar Theatre Productions and Eilene Davidson Productions. Ticket holders with performance dates prior to 23 July will be contacted by their point of sale to rearrange dates. Anything Goes is booking from 23 July 2021 until 18 October 2021 at the Barbican Theatre, London. Anything Goes tickets are now available.
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Felicity Kendal and Gary Wilmot board ‘Anything Goes’ at the Barbican
Felicity Kendal and West End legend Gary Wilmot have joined the upcoming revival of Anything Goes at the Barbican this Summer. Felicity Kendal will play the role of Evangeline Harcourt: a haughty and over-bearing mother to ingenue and heiress Hope Harcourt. Best known for playing Barbara Good in the hit 70s series The Good Life, Kendal’s numerous theatre roles include Hay Fever, Relatively Speaking, A Room With a View and most recently Lettice and Loveage at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Anything Goes will mark her musical stage debut. Ahead of joining the show, Kendal said: “It’s wonderful to be joining this classic joyous show after the past terrible year of loss and lockdown. We need to connect together again in our theatres and there is nothing quite like the thrill of a live audience experiencing a great show.” Wilmot, a West End veteran who is currently starring in the world premiere production of The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre, will play Wall Street banker Elisha Whitney. Wilmot's extensive theatre roles include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre), Me and My Girl (Adelphi Theatre), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Palladium) and London Palladium pantomimes Dick Whittington, Snow White and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Kendal and Wilmot will join previously announced Megan Mullally and Robert Lindsay in the roles of evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and second rate gangster Moonface Martin. Anything Goes cast. Further casting for Anything Goes is to be announced, however it has been confirmed the production will feature a cast of 50 including 14 tap dancing sailors. The production will now begin performances at the Barbican on 5 June 2021 running through to 22 August 2021. The show will then embark on a small UK and Ireland tour which at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Ireland from 26 August playing until 11 September, and then visits The Lowry in Salford (15 to 25 September), Mayflower Southampton (28 September to 2 October) and Edinburgh Playhouse (12 to 17 October). Cole Porter’s Golden Age musical tells of adventures on the S.S. American, heading from New York to England. Two couples try to find true love, set to a soundtrack including “I Get A Kick Out of You”, “Blow Gabriel Blow” and “You’re The Top”. Anything Goes is directed by Kathleen Marshal, whose 2011 Broadway production was nominated for 9 Tony Awards winning Best Revival and Choreography. Joining her on the creative team will be set designer Derek McLane, lighting designer Neil Austin, sound designer Simon Baker and musical supervisor Stephen Ridley. Anything Goes is booking from 5 June 2021 until 22 August 2021 at the Barbican, London. Update: 18 March. Anything Goes will now run from 23 July 2021 until 18 October 2021 in London, followed by a UK tour. Anything Goes tickets are on sale now.
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‘Anything Goes’ set for London revival in 2021 starring Megan Mullally & Robert Lindsay
Megan Mullally and Robert Lindsay will star in a revival of Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre in London next year. Mullally, best known for her Emmy Award winning turn as Karen Walker in the hit tv series Will & Grace, will make her West End debut as Reno Sweeney. No slouch to live performances, she has appeared on Broadway in revivals of Grease, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (opposite Matthew Broderick), and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. Tony, Olivier and BAFTA winner Robert Lindsay will play Moonface Martin. The RADA alum's many stage credits include fun musical comedies such as Dirty Scoundrels and Me And My Girl to dramatic performances in Shakespeare's Richard III, Joe Orten's The Entertainer, The Lion in Winter, Moliere's Cyrano De Bergerac and more recently Prism. Cole Porter and PG Wodehouse's hit musical comedy is set on the SS Americana and follows two pairings that try to find love on the high seas. It features classic numbers such as "I Get A Kick Out of You", "You're the Top", "It's De- Lovely!" and "Anything Goes". The production will be directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall whose 2011 Broadway revival was nominated for 9 Tony Awards winning for Best Revival and Best Choreograpy. Joining her on the creative team will be set designer Derek McLane, lighting designer Neil Austin, sound designer Simon Baker and musical supervisor Stephen Ridley. Megan Mullally said: "Anything really does go, is the thing, and I'm excited to be coming to London where Robert Lindsay and I will promptly unleash ourselves upon that wonderful town for 15 weeks of farce and frolic. Under the tutelage of the devilishly clever Kathleen Marshall we shall endeavour to do the memory of Cole Porter proud." Robert Lindsay added: "I am so looking forward to returning to the stage in the medium I love - musical comedy. And what better than Kathleen Marshall's revival of Anything Goes at the wonderful Barbican Theatre. The perfect remedy to shake off the blues of 2021." Full casting to be announced shortly. Anything Goes will run from 5 June 2021 until 22 August 2021 at the Barbican Theatre, London. Update: 18 March. Anything Goes will now run from 23 July 2021 until 18 October 2021.

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