Rachel York to takeover from Sutton Foster in Anything Goes London revival

Rachel York will takeover from Sutton Foster in Anything Goes for the final weeks of its London run.

A new revival production is currently playing at the Barbican Centre with Sutton Foster and Robert Lindsay leading the cast. Tickets are on sale now here.

Reprising her Tony-award winning role from the 2011 Broadway production, Sutton Foster plays Reno Sweeney but will depart the production on 10 October.

Rachel York will takeover the lead role from 12 October having previously appeared on Broadway in shows including Les Misérables, Victor/Victoria and Head Over Heels.

Meanwhile Haydn Gwynne (Billy Elliot) will replace Felicity Kendal in the role of Evangeline Harcourt from 19 October.

The production is due to play its final performance on 6 November.

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Further casting includes Gary Wilmot as Elisha Whitney, Samuel Edwards (Les Misérables, Wicked) as Billy Crocker, alongside Nicole-Lily Baisden (The Book of Mormon, Let’s Face The Music) as Hope Harcourt, Carly Mercedes Dyer (West Side Story, Chicago) as Erma and Haydn Oakley (A Christmas Carol, An American in Paris) as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.

You can check out the full Anything Goes cast here!

Producer Howard Panter said: “I am delighted that Rachel York and Haydn Gwynne will be joining this glorious production of Cole Porter’s classic musical. London audiences already cannot get enough of this joyous and uplifting great musical – so much so we have had to add extra shows to cope with the demand.

“Both Rachel and Haydn are wonderful actors and our audiences are in for a treat indeed when they join Robert Lindsay, Gary Wilmot and the rest of our hugely talented Anything Goes company, orchestra and crew.”

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. 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!

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!

The show, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter features direction from Kathleen Marshall, set design by Derek McLane, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Simon Baker and music supervision by Stephen Ridley.

The original musical was written by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse and later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

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