Stage Entertainment, in association with Sheffield Theatres, will present the UK and Ireland tour of Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy Anything Goes. Following its run at the Crucible theatre in Sheffield (28 November 2014–17 January 2015), the tour will open at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 29 January 2015. The new production will be directed by Daniel Evans and choreographed by Alistair David,
Rebecca Quigley, CEO of Stage Entertainment UK, said: “I’m very excited to be working with Daniel and Alistair, whose work I have loved over the last ten years. They’re the perfect creative team to stage this hugely entertaining musical comedy.”
Daniel Evans, Sheffield Theatres’ artistic director, added: “It’s 80 years since Cole Porter’s exhilarating score arrived on Broadway and I’m truly delighted that this collaboration between Sheffield Theatres and Stage Entertainment will see our production perform right across the UK and Ireland.”
When Billy Crocker discovers that his heart’s desire, debutante heiress Hope Harcourt, is engaged to an English aristocrat, he stows away aboard the S.S. American to win her back. Aided by a string of eccentric passengers on board the luxurious transatlantic liner, can this web of love be untangled before they reach Southampton?
Featuring the rich sounds of a live orchestra and a sensational cast of 26, the Cole Porter classic features the magnificent songs ‘I Get a Kick Out of You’, ‘You’re the Top’, ‘It’s De-Lovely’ and ‘Anything Goes’.
Anything Goes has music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The original book is by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The new book is by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.
* A production of Anything Goes will also tour Australia in 2015. Leading the cast is Caroline O’Connor as evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeney, Todd McKenney as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, Alan Jones as the Captain of the S.S. American and Carmen Duncan as Evangeline Harcourt in her musical theatre debut. Also in principal roles are Wayne Scott Kermond as Moonface Martin, Debora Krizak as Moonface’s girlfriend Emma, Alex Rathgeber as Billy Crocker and Claire Lyon as Hope Harcourt.