Anything Goes coming to UK cinemas -for two nights only, 28 November and 1 December 2021

Anything Goes

The smash hit musical ANYTHING GOES, ‘the show of the year’ (★★★★★ Daily Telegraph)
and a ‘fizzing tonic for our times’ (★★★★★ The Guardian) will sail into over 450 cinema
screens nationwide for two nights only on Sunday 28 November and Wednesday 1
December in a live recording filmed at London’s renowned Barbican Theatre.

Tickets will go on-sale from Friday 15 October at anythinggoesmusicalcinema.com
 
Presented by the Barbican and filmed live in London – during the show’s 15 week residency
at the theatre, which continues until 6 November – his major new five star production of
the classic musical comedy features an all-star cast led by renowned Broadway
royalty Sutton Foster reprising her Tony Award-winning performance as Reno Sweeney,
alongside three-time Olivier Award and Tony Award winner Robert Lindsay (My Family) as
Moonface Martin, Evening Standard Theatre Award winner Felicity Kendal (The Good Life)
as Evangeline Harcourt and beloved West End Legend Gary Wilmot (Chicago) as Elisha
Whitney. A heart-warming romance with spectacular dance routines and some of theatre’s
most memorable songs, ANYTHING GOES is ‘a joyously shipshape revival’ (★★★★★ The
Observer).
Since ANYTHING GOES opened this summer at the Barbican, audiences have been on their
feet night after night giving this multi-Tony Award winning show multiple standing ovations
at every performance. Featuring a 50 strong cast and ensemble of the finest there is to
offer on the London stage, including tap dancing sailors and a full-sized live orchestra, this
critically acclaimed production ‘immediately joins the pantheon of great classic musical
revivals’ (Daily Telegraph). ANYTHING GOES continues to play to sell out houses, as
audiences flood through the Barbican Theatre doors to witness this truly spectacular
musical comedy. Plans for an international cinema release will be announced soon.
 
When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes
as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny
needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, a comical disguise and some good old-
fashioned blackmail. This hilarious musical romp across the Atlantic, directed by the multi-
award-winning Broadway director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall, features Cole
Porter’s joyful score, including I Get A Kick Out of You, You’re the Top and the show
stopping Anything Goes. The ‘musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after
another’ (★★★★★ The Times), ANYTHING GOES will take you back to the Golden Age of
high society on the seas from the comfort of your cinema seat.
 
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.  The musical also stars Samuel Edwards (Les
Misérables / Wicked) as Billy Crocker, 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 and Carly Mercedes Dyer (West Side Story/Chicago) as
Erma.
 
Producer Howard Panter says: “The multi-Tony Award winning glorious production of
Anything Goes, directed by Kathleen Marshall, is not to be missed. London audiences
already cannot get enough of this energetic and uplifting classic musical which has been
sold out night after night. From four outstanding leading actors – Sutton, Robert, Felicity,
Gary – to the spectacular supporting company, the glorious set design, the breathtaking
choreography and of course the wonderful score. It really is ‘the show of the year’ that

everyone should experience and I am delighted that via this two day cinema release the
show will get an even wider audience across the UK.”
Trafalgar Releasing’s CEO Marc Allenby says: “We’re delighted to be working with our
partners within the Trafalgar Entertainment Group to bring this entertaining and uplifting
five star musical to cinemas across the UK. Musical theatre has a proven track record of
box office success on the big screen, and with its all-star cast, spectacular dance routines
and instantly recognizable songs, Anything Goes is the perfect production to bring laughter
and joy to cinema audiences.”

★★★★★

‘Makes you gasp in wonder and laugh till it hurts. Pure class.’

Daily Telegraph
★★★★★

‘The show of the year. I would give it six stars if I could’

Daily Telegraph
★★★★★

’The musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another’

The Times
★★★★★

‘When a musical packs this much energy and spectacle, nothing else goes!’

Daily Mail
★★★★★

’Bubbly wit and stylish fun. It shimmers and sparkles.’

The Times
★★★★★

‘Anything Goes offers the delirious delight of a musical in full sail’

Financial Times

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