NEWS: Casting Announced for Return of Anything Goes

The musical is set to return to the Barbican this Summer as well as touring the UK from the 11th April.

Casting has been announced for this year’s revival of Anything Goes, which will return to the Barbican for a strictly limited season as part of its upcoming UK tour.

Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, this revival of the musical will see Kerry Ellis will take on the role of Reno Sweeney, with Denis Lawson (Bleak House) playing crook Moonface Martin. They will be joined by Simon Callow (Four Weddings and A Funeral) as Elisha Whitney and Bonnie Langford (9 to 5) will play Evangeline Harcourt. Meanwhile returning to the production will be Samuel Edwards (Les Misérables) as Billy Crocker, Carly Mercedes Dyer (A Chorus Line) as Erma (a role in which she is nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award this year), Nicole-Lily Baisden (The Book of Mormon) as Hope Harcourt and Haydn Oakley (A Christmas Carol) as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Further casting will be announced soon.

The musical is set on the SS Americana and follows the stories of two pairings who are attempting to find love on the sea. It features memorable songs such as “I Get A Kick Out of You”, “You’re the Top”, “It’s De- Lovely!” and “Anything Goes”.

Opening in Bristol on the 11th April, the tour will then visit: Liverpool, Edinburgh, Canterbury and Manchester before a residency at the Barbican in London from the 15th July to 3rd September. 

The production features set design by Derek McLane, costumes by Jon Morrell, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Jonathan Deans and musical supervision by Stephen Ridley.

Anything Goes can be seen at the Barbican from the 15th July until the 3rd September. To find out more about the UK tour click here.

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