Climb aboard for this pleasure cruise packed with timeless Cole Porter hits. Luxury ocean liner, the S.S. American sets sail for England with a cargo full of colourful characters. Anything Goes
tells the tale of stowaway Billy Crocker and his desperate pursuit of Hope Harcourt, the beautiful debutante fiancee of English Aristocrat Lord Oakleigh. But, the road to love is never simple, as we are introduced to raunchy ex-evangelist turned nightclub singer, Reno Sweeney, who herself holds a torch for Billy, and gangster team Moonface Martin and his sidekick Erma, who are trying to make a getaway. Packed with great song and dance numbers such as It's De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Blow Gabriel Blow
and the title song, Anything Goes
, this show is guaranteed to get your toes tapping. This version was originally produced by Lincoln Center Theater, New York City in 1987.Performers Sally Ann Triplett (Reno Sweeney), John Barrowman, Denis Quilley, Christopher Bennett, Daniel Crossley, Jane Fowler, Jason Gardiner, Charlotte Gorton, Richard Henders, Akiya Henry, Annette McLaughlin, Samantha Modeste, Tam Mutu, Alexis Owen Hobbs, Corey Skaggs, Nicola Sloane, Rachel Stanley, Mary Stockley, Kevin Brewis, Anthony Cable, Raymond Chai, Yao Chin, Simon Day, Tom Espiner, Jye Frasca, Christian Gibson, Paul Grunert, Shaun Henson, Jane Mark, Martin Marquez, Robbie O'Reilly, Duncan Smith, Robin Soans, Susan Tracy, Lee William-Davis, Claire Winsper, Nikki Worrall.
Music Cole Porter. Lyrics Cole Porter. Book by P.G.Wodehouse. Book by Guy Bolton. Book by Howard Lindsay. Book by Russel Crouse. Producer Royal National Theatre. Director Trevor Nunn. Design John Gunter. Lighting David Hersey. Choreographer Stephen Mear. Costume Anthony Powell. Sound Paul Groothuis. Music Michael Gibson (music arrangement and orchestration). Music Gareth Valentine (musical supervision and dance arranger). Director Jamie Dunsmore (assoc. music). Director Ian Townsend (asst. music director).