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 tickets are now available.