Howard Panter for Trafalgar Theatre Productions, Eilene Davidson Productions, BookMyShow,
Mallory Factor for Hill Street Productions, Rupert Gavin, WYS en Scène and David Lazar
in association with Christian C. Yegen, Mark Lubkeman, Kathryn Bricken and Jason Brueschke for APOTA Productions
ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES FROM TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER
UNTIL SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER 2021 – ON SALE NOW
A MAJOR NEW PRODUCTION OF THIS CLASSIC MUSICAL COMEDY WITH A FULL COMPANY
OF OVER 50, INCLUDING A FULL-SIZED ORCHESTRA AND 8 TAP DANCING SAILORS!
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
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM ANYTHINGGOESMUSICAL.CO.UK
Theatre is back! And from the moment ANYTHING GOES opened this summer at London’s Barbican Theatre, audiences have been on their feet, giving this multi Tony Award winning show multiple standing ovations night after night. ANYTHING GOES is now playing to sell out houses, as audiences are flooding through the Barbican Theatre doors to witness this truly spectacular musical comedy. Due to phenomenal demand for tickets, the show has been extended for a further two weeks until 31 October, with principal casting for the extension weeks to be announced.
Producer Sir Howard Panter said: “We are thrilled and delighted with the response ANYTHING GOES has been receiving since we opened for previews last month. We have been sold out at every single performance and the crowds go wild as soon as our leading lady, Broadway legend Sutton Foster, steps onto the stage. This is then followed by three incredible show-stopping standing ovations throughout the performance. It just goes to prove that this kind of feel good comedy musical is exactly the perfect tonic to lift people’s spirits. We look forward to extending our run at the Barbican through to the end of October this year.”
This lavish production of Cole Porter’s classic musical, featuring a full company of over 50 including a full-sized orchestra and even eight tap dancing sailors, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award Winner Kathleen Marshall. Marshall’s Broadway production of ANYTHING GOES was a major smash hit and received huge critical acclaim. The revival was nominated for nine Tony Awards and 10 Drama Desk Awards, winning Best Actress, Best Musical Revival and Best Choreography at both ceremonies. Now Marshall, in her West End directing debut, reinvents this glorious musical for London audiences this summer in what is set to be the definitive version of this timeless classic.
With music and lyrics by Cole Porter and the original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, ANYTHING GOES will premiere at the Barbican Theatre from July to October and then embark on a UK tour.
When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, a comical disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. This hilarious musical romp across the Atlantic featuring a collection of some of theatre’s most memorable songs – including ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘You’re the Top’, ‘Blow, Gabriel, Blow’, ‘It’s De-Lovely’, ‘Friendship’ and ‘Buddie Beware’ – will take you back to the Golden Age of high society on the seas. ANYTHING GOES is set to sail away with audiences all over again.
“Cole Porter songs and tap-dancing sailors? What’s not to love?” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Anything Goes is a truly great musical comedy” – Chicago Tribune
“Exudes the effervescence of a freshly poured gin fizz…It’s a knockout!” – The New York Times
“So Delightful, so De-Lovely, it’s The Top!” – Associated Press
“This new ‘Anything Goes’ is a daffy, shipshape romp” – Variety
“Pure Magic” – New York Post
“You’ll get a kick out of ‘Anything Goes’” – USA Today
Kathleen Marshall – Director & Choreographer
Derek McLane – Set Designer
Jon Morrell – Costume Designer
Hugh Vanstone – Lighting Designer
Jonathan Deans – Sound Designer
Stephen Ridley – Music Supervisor
Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
First Performance: 23 July 2021
Final performance: 31 October 2021
Performances: Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm
Running time: approximately 2 hours 40 minutes, including interval
Tickets: £25 – £150, plus booking fee
Barbican Box Office: barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2021/event/anything-goes
Presented in association with the Barbican