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Anything Goes

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4.8/5 - based on 5 reviews
  • Booking until: Saturday, 3 September 2022
  • Starring: Bonnie Langford, Kerry Ellis, Simon Callow, Denis Lawson
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About Anything Goes

Performance Times
  • Booking until: Saturday, 3 September 2022
Mon - -
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 14:30 -

Bonnie Langford, Kerry Ellis, Simon Callow, Denis Lawson

Anything Goes description

Anything Goes – The dazzling Cole Porter classic

Anything goes on board the SS America. This gorgeous musical is perfect for our times, a classic story you can escape into for a couple of delicious hours of old-school musical pleasure. You can thank Cole Porter and P. G Wodehouse for this one, which made 1934 a lot more fun for Americans on Broadway, bringing cheer to a world still ravaged by the first world war and heading for a second. It's lovely, and it's yours for 2022.

This new production of the Cole Porter and P. G Wodehouse classic, fresh from the golden age of musicals is called Anything Goes, and it's quite simply spectacular. No wonder it's a multi-Tony award winner.

What's the plot?

Bon Voyage, courtesy of the magnificent ship the S.S America. Sadly the sailing isn't smooth as the ship heads for the horizon. When a couple of less-than-likely pairs set on a tricky course heading for true love, everyday etiquette flies out of the window... or maybe we should say 'out of the porthole'!

The journey is a rocky one, proving that destiny isn't always enough. Now and again fate needs a firm helping hand. This time around that helping hand is delivered by an entire crew of singing and dancing sailors, one hilarious disguise, some truly farcical blackmail, and oodles of timeless musical fun. The costumes, the set, the music, as you'd expect from a stage musical like this, are all totally spectacular.

Starring 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 (Christmas Carol/Midsomer Murders) as Elisha Whitney and Musical Theatre Royalty Bonnie Langford (EastEnders/9 to 5) as Evangeline Harcourt.

Kathleen Marshall’s Tony-Award winning creative staging of this show made a massive splash on Broadway, and the fun continues. It's a truly stunning production with a joyous musical score to match, including the memorable ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, 'It's De-Lovely' and ‘You’re the Top’. It's no surprise this is being tipped as the musical of 2022. And no surprise the show has been revived so many times since 1934.

Elaine Paige, Bernard Cribbins, Caroline O'Connor, Sutton Foster and Joel Grey have all played in previous productions. There was a smash hit revival from Sheffield Theatres in 2015, and the story has been adapted for cinema twice, both in 1988 and 2011. The creative team comprises of set designer Derek McLane, lighting designer Neil Austin, sound designer Simon Baker and musical supervisor Stephen Ridley.

It's colourful and vivid. It's fantastic fun, light-hearted, highly entertaining and packed with glamour. If you only see one classic stage musical in 2021, make it this one!

Who is this show for?

This delicious, delightful, de-lovely musical is full of wicked double-entendres. The age recommendation will be announced soon.

Next Performances for Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre

tomorrow29th Jun 2022 7:00pm
tomorrow29th Jun 2022 7:30pm
Thursday30th Jun 2022 2:30pm
Thursday30th Jun 2022 7:30pm
Friday 1st Jul 2022 7:30pm
Saturday 2nd Jul 2022 2:30pm

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Anything Goes reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

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Latest customer reviews
Wonderful musical theatre

An old style traditional light hearted musical romp. Don’t expect a deep meaningful story line, just enjoy the fun, song and dance of some excellent musical acting talent

Reviewed on 13 October 2021 by , Crawley, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 01 October 2021 by , London, United Kingdom

08 Oct
Stuart King

Review: ANYTHING GOES at the Barbican

by Stuart King | Friday, October 8 2021, 16:16

Anything Goes The Musical Cole Porter’s much beloved comedy-musical Anything Goes is playing to packed houses at the Barbican Theatre, with a cast of 50 delivering a much needed splash of nautical glamour and razzmatazz.

Review: ANYTHING GOES at the Barbican