Anything Goes comes to Barbican Centre in 2021


One of the all-time greatest musicals Anything Goes is making a return to the London stage in spring and summer 2021 for a strictly limited 15-week engagement at the Barbican Theatre.

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Megan Mullally makes her West End musical debut

The new production will star the hilarious Megan Mullally who is making her West End musical debut as Reno Sweeney, and the one and only Robert Lindsay takes on the role as Moonface Martin. With these two leads working together, laughs on laughs are basically guaranteed.

This production of Cole Porter & P.G. Wodehouse’s classic musical will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award Winner Kathleen Marshall. Marshall’s Broadway production of ANYTHING GOES was a major smash hit and received huge critical acclaim.

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The revival was nominated for nine Tony Awards and 10 Drama Desk Awards, winning Best Musical Revival and Best Choreography at both ceremonies. Now Marshall, in her West End directing debut, will reinvent this glorious musical for London audiences next year.

With music and lyrics by Cole Porter and the original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, Anything Goes will premiere at the Barbican Theatre on 8 May 2021 until 22 August 2021, featuring a full supporting company including 14 tap dancing sailors!

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The seasoned actor, Robert Lindsay, joins her

Megan Mullally said: “Anything really does go, is the thing, and I’m excited to be coming to London where Robert Lindsay and I will promptly unleash ourselves upon that wonderful town for 15 weeks of farce and frolic.

“Under the tutelage of the devilishly clever Kathleen Marshall we shall endeavour to do the memory of Cole Porter proud. Meanwhile, I will endeavour to get my a** to a tap class. A brand-new rendering of a great old entertainment is on the horizon…something tells me I’ll get a kick out of spending my summer in London next year! Tally-ho!”

Robert Lindsay said: “I am so looking forward to returning to the stage in the medium I love – musical comedy.  And what better than Kathleen Marshall’s revival of Anything Goes at the wonderful Barbican Theatre. The perfect remedy to shake off the blues of 2020.”

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