Photo credit: Anything Goes 2021 (Photo courtesy of Anything Goes)

‘Anything Goes’ to return to London in 2022

The hit musical is sailing back into the Barbican.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

After an acclaimed summer run at the Barbican, Anything Goes will return to London next year. Anything Goes will begin a UK tour in April 2022, ending at the Barbican with performances from 15 July - 3 September.

The Anything Goes producer Sir Howard Panter said: "We are delighted to be back with the glorious Anything Goes musical at the Barbican next summer! We were thrilled with the response to this energetic and uplifting show... audiences around the country can enjoy the glorious set design, breathtaking choreography and stage direction, and of course the wonderful score!"

Anything Goes follows a group of passengers on board the S.S. American as they sail to London. Along the way, travellers find love, have their identities mistaken and get up to plenty of mischief. Anything Goes features songs by Cole Porter including "Friendship," "You're The Top," and "I Get A Kick Out of You."

In a five-star review of Anything Goes at the Barbican, Suzy Evans said: "You'll regret it if you don't tap dance your way to the Barbican right now to see this piece of musical theatre magic... The effect is truly euphoric." 

Casting for Anything Goes in 2022 is to be announced. The original 2021 cast starred Sutton Foster as Reno Sweeney, who made her West End debut in the role by reprising her Tony-winning performance. Robert Lindsay played Moonface Martin, with Felicity Kendal as Evangeline Harcourt and Gary Wilmot as Elisha Whitney, Samuel Edwards plays Billy Crocker, with Nicole-Lily Baisden as Hope Harcourt, Carly Mercedes Dyer as Erma and Haydn Oakley as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.

Kathleen Marshall directs and choreographs Anything Goes, with scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Jon Morrell, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Jonathan Deans.

Anything Goes is at the Barbican from 15 July - 3 September.

Photo credit: Anything Goes 2021 (Photo courtesy of Anything Goes)

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