Anything Goes returns for 2022 UK tour and extended London run

Anything Goes will return in 2022 for a UK tour and new run in London.

A new revival production recently played at the Barbican Centre over the summer where it starred Sutton Foster.

The show will now head out on a UK tour in 2022 starting in Bristol from 11 – 16 April next year followed by stays at the Liverpool Empire (20 – 30 April), Edinburgh Festival Theatre (11 – 21 May) and Marlowe Theatre Canterbury (24 May – 4 June).

The hit musical will then return to the Barbican for an extended run in London from 25 June to 3 September.

Leading the cast will be Kerry Ellis (Wicked/We Will Rock You) as Reno Sweeney with Denis Lawson (Bleak House/Star Wars) as Moonface Martin. Joining them are Simon Callow (Art/Death in Paradise) as Elisha J. Whitney and Bonnie Langford (EastEnders/9 to 5) as Evangeline Harcourt.

Also announced for the cast are Samuel Edwards (Les Misérables) as Billy Crocker, Carly Mercedes Dyer (A Chorus Line) as Erma, Nicole-Lily Baisden (The Book of Mormon) as Hope Harcourt and Haydn Oakley (A Christmas Carol) as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.

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Kathleen Marshall directs the show, which has music and lyrics by Cole Porter, joined on the creative team by set designer Derek McLane, lighting designer Neil Austin, sound designer Simon Baker and music supervisor Stephen Ridley.

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

Featuring 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!

Meanwhile the recent London run was filmed on stage and broadcast in cinemas and on BBC One last year.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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