New star casting has been announced for ANYTHING GOES by Cole Porter, the smash hit ‘show of the year’ which is sailing back to the Barbican for a return residency following its sold out run in summer 2021.
The new cast includes: Kerry Ellis (Wicked/We Will Rock You) as Reno Sweeney and Denis Lawson (Bleak House/New Tricks) as Moonface Martin.
Joining them on board is Simon Callow (Four Weddings & a Funeral/Amadeus) as Elisha Whitney and Musical Theatre Royalty Bonnie Langford (EastEnders/9 to 5) as Evangeline Harcourt.
As well as its triumphant return to the Barbican, this glorious musical will also be visiting theatres in Bristol, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Canterbury and Manchester.
Reprising their co-starring roles in this year’s UK tour and Barbican season are Samuel Edwards (Les Misérables / Wicked) as Billy Crocker, Carly Mercedes Dyer (A Chorus Line/The Color Purple) as Erma, Nicole-Lily Baisden (The Book of Mormon / Let’s Face The Music) as Hope Harcourt, Haydn Oakley (A Christmas Carol / An American in Paris) as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Further casting will be announced soon.
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.
11 – 16 April 2022 Bristol: Hippodrome Theatre
20 – 30 April 2022 Liverpool: Empire Theatre
11 – 21 May 2022 Edinburgh: Festival Theatre
24 May – 4 June 2022 Canterbury: Marlowe Theatre
9 – 18 June 2022 Manchester: Palace Theatre
15 July – 3 September 2022 London: Barbican Theatre