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 (Billy Crocker), Simon Day (Lord Evelyn Oakley), David Delve (Ship's Purser), Paul Grunert (Ship's Captain), Martin Marquez (Moonface Martin), Annette McLaughlin (Erma), Barry Ingham (Elisha Whitney), Mary Stockley (Hope Harcourt), Susan Tracy (Evangeline), Christopher Bennett, Philip Browne, Anthony Cable, Raymond Chai, Yao Chin, Leigh Constantine, Liz Cooper-Gee, Edwina Cox, Julia-Ann Dixon, Jason Gardiner, Shaun Henson, Julia Hinchcliffe, Christopher Howell, Emma Hurst, Adam Jones, Sarah Keeton, Duncan MacVicar, Matthew Malthouse, Gary Milner, Lisa O'Hare, Joseph Pitcher, Nick Searle, Corey Skaggs, Nicola Sloane, Duncan Smith, Phil Snowden, Rachel Stanley, Clare Taylor, Andrew Wright, Danielle Young.
Music Cole Porter. Lyrics Cole Porter. Book by P.G.Wodehouse. Book by Guy Bolton. Book by Howard Lindsay. Book by Russel Crouse. Producer Act. Producer Clear Channel. 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).