The sold-out musical sensation, Anything Goes returns to the Barbican by popular demand. The ‘musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another’ returns for a limited 7-week season.
The production for 2022 will star multi-award-winner Kerry Ellis (Wicked/We Will Rock You) as Reno Sweeney and Olivier Award Winner Denis Lawson (Bleak House/Star Wars) as Moonface Martin. Joining them is Olivier Award Winner Simon Callow (Art/Death in Paradise) as Elisha Whitney and Musical Theatre Royalty Bonnie Langford (EastEnders/9 to 5) as Evangeline Harcourt.
Featuring a 50-strong cast and ensemble of the finest we have to offer on the London stage (including tap-dancing sailors!) and a full-sized live orchestra, this heart-warming and hilarious production of Anything Goes sold out during its last run at the Barbican.
Directed by the multi-award-winning Broadway director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall, this production for London features farcical fun and spectacular show-stopping dance routines, all set to Cole Porter’s joyful score, including ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, ‘You’re the Top’ and the show-stopping ‘Anything Goes’.
Okay, it’s hammy. But it’s a good kind of hammy, the kind that allows the comedy value to be maximised. This is all-out, all-American fun with a capital F. I’ve never seen Felicity Kendal in a musical before, though that would be because she’s never done one before: I hope she does more than a few more in years to come. The title musical number in particular brings out the best tap dancing from the company. A fifteen-strong orchestra is ably conducted by Stephen Ridley, and with costumes, staging, lighting and sound quality all utterly flawless, this is musical theatre at its finest. Chris Omaweng LondonTheatre1
Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
Booking to 31st August 2022