Felicity Kendal and Gary Wilmot join ‘Anything Goes’ cast at the Barbican
The production will now open in June 2021.
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming West End revival of Anything Goes at the Barbican. Felicity Kendal and Gary Wilmot will star in the production, as well as an update on performance dates.
As a consequence of the pandemic, the Anything Goes engagement has been shortened slightly. Performances will now begin from 5 June and is now running to 22 August.
Felicity Kendal will play Evangeline Harcourt, returning to the London stage since appearing in Lettice and Lovage at Menier Chocolate Factory. A theatre veteran, she’s starred in West End productions of Hay Fever and Relatively Speaking, as well as a career defining television role in The Good Life. Anything Goes will mark Kendal's musical theatre debut.
Ahead of joining the show, Kendal said: “It’s wonderful to be joining this classic joyous show after the past terrible year of loss and lockdown. We need to connect together again in our theatres and there is nothing quite like the thrill of a live audience experiencing a great show.”
Gary Wilmot will play Elisha Whitney. Currently, he’s starring in the world premiere of The Prince of Egypt at the Dominion Theatre, but has starred in numerous London Palladium pantomimes, as well as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre.
Kendal and Wilmot will join the previously billed Megan Mullally as Reno Sweeney and Robert Lindsay as Moonface Martin. Further casting for Anything Goes is to be announced, however it has been confirmed the production will feature a cast of 50 including 14 tap dancing sailors.
Cole Porter’s Golden Age musical tells of adventures on the S.S. American, heading from New York to England. Two couples try to find true love, set to a soundtrack including “I Get A Kick Out of You”, “Blow Gabriel Blow” and “You’re The Top”.
Anything Goes tickets are on sale now.
Photo credit: Felicity Kendal and Gary Wilmot (Photos courtesy of United Agents and Curtis Brown)