Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

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Anything Goes

Until August 22, 2021

The perfect remedy to shake off the blues of 2020

Robert Linsday

Why See Anything Goes?

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Anchors Aweigh!

Start packing your bags - It's time to board the S.S. American when it docks in London in 2021.

Cole Porter and P.G. Woodhouse's classic Broadway caper is back and bigger than ever in this brand new production from Kathleen Marshall. A reimagined version of her Tony-winning 2011 spectacular, Olivier and Tony award-winning Robert Lindsay and Broadway Icon Sutton Foster will be donning their tap shoes to star as Moonface Martin and Reno Sweeney. Also boarding will be the ever-delightful Felicity Kendal as Evangeline Harcourt and theatrical legend Gary Wilmot as Elisha Whitney. Expect hijinks a-plenty, gags, schemes, and more when the mega-watt masterpiece sets sail this summer!

Bursting from port to starboard with a plethora of Porter's most beloved tunes, including 'It's DeLovely',' I Get A Kick Out Of You' and the unforgettable title track 'Anything Goes', the iconic musical first premiered across the pond in 1934, before transferring to London the next year.

What is the story?

Anything Goes has it all, a love triangle, mistaken identity, and enough razzle-dazzle song and dance numbers to keep even musical-theatre-naysayers entertained. A bumpy journey over the Atlantic ensues when lovelorn stowaway Billy Crocker, a wall street broker, falls in love at first sight with a beautiful broad he shared a taxi with. It turns out the object of his affection is American debutante Hope Harcourt, who's setting sail on the SS American with her betrothed. With the help of the ship's showgirls and sailors, Billy pulls out all the stops to win her over, leaving chaos and mischief in his wake.

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Opening night: 23 July 2021

Cast and Creative


Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney
Robert Lindsay as Moonface Martin
Felicity Kendal as Evangeline Harcourt
Gary Wilmot as Elisha Whitney
Samuel Edwards as Billy Crocker
Nicole-Lily Baisden as Hope Harcourt 
Carly Mercedes Dyer as Erma
Haydn Oakley as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh
Martin Callaghan as Ship's Purser
Jon Chew as John
Clive Hayward as Ship's Captain
Alistair So as 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 
Liam Wrate


Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by P.G Woodhouse, Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse with revisions by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall
Set design by Derek McLane
Lighting design by Neil Austin
Sound design by Simon Baker
Musical supervision by Stephen Ridley

Next available performances

Wed, Jul 28


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