Last Updated on 21st March 2022
Due to phenomenal demand for tickets, the smash hit ‘show of the year’ Anything Goes has added three extra weeks to its Barbican residency and is now playing until 3 September.
Anything Goes has extended its return season at London’s Barbican Theatre by popular demand until 3 September 2022. Book Anything Goes London tickets.
The critically acclaimed show features a new star cast including: WhatOnStage Award Winner Kerry Ellis (Wicked/We Will Rock You) as Reno Sweeney and Olivier Award Winner Denis Lawson (Bleak House/New Tricks) as Moonface Martin. Joining them on board is Olivier Award Winner 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, Dublin and Manchester this spring.
Anything Goes has garnered an incredible nine nominations at this year’s Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival, Best Director, Best Theatre Choreography, Best Costume Design and Best New Orchestration. Plus a further four nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in a musical.
Last year Anything Goes smashed multiple Box Office records at the Barbican Theatre including the single highest grossing performance week for a musical in the Barbican’s 39-year history and the highest sales across a weekend for a musical, as audiences flooded through the doors for the 15-week sold out season! Read our review of the Anything Goes 2021 Season.
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 (for which she won a WhatsOnStage Award this year), 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.
The supporting cast includes: Carl Au as Luke, Trev Neo as John, Clive Hayward as Ship’s Captain and Cornelius Clarke as Ship’s Purser. Ensemble includes: Jessica Buckby, Natalie Chua, Eamonn Cox, Jacob Fisher, Selina Hamilton, Maddie Harper, Eu Jin Hwang, David Kar-Hing Lee, Billie-Kay, Sammy Kelly, Anna McGarahan, Perry O’Dea, Tom Partridge, Christopher Short, Jack Wilcox and Alexandra Wright. And Swings Josh Barnett, George Beet, Gabrielle Cocca and Emily Ormiston.
Anything Goes has music and lyrics by Cole Porter, an original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton with Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse and a new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. This production is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award Winner Kathleen Marshall.