Anything Goes Sails Into Wimbledon

Cole Porter's score is 80 years old

Cole Porter's classic musical comedy, Anything Goes, has sailed into Wimbledon.

Following its run at the Crucible theatre in Sheffield, the show, directed by Daniel Evans and choreographed by Alistair David, will runs at the New Wimbledon Theatre until Saturday (February 7).

Featuring a cast of 26, including Hugh Sachs (Benidorm), Jane Wymark (Midsomer Murders) and Olivier Award nominees Debbie Kurup (The Bodyguard, Chicago) and Matt Rawle (Evita, Martin Guerre), Cole Porter's classic includes I Get A Kick Out of You, You're the Top, It's De-Lovely and Anything Goes.

Rebecca Quigley, CEO of Stage Entertainment UK, said:  "I'm very excited to be working with Daniel and Alistair, whose work I have loved over the last ten years. They're the perfect creative team to stage this hugely entertaining musical comedy."

Daniel Evans, Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director, added: "It's 80 years since Cole Porter’s exhilarating score arrived on Broadway and I'm truly delighted that this collaboration between Sheffield Theatres and Stage Entertainment will see our production perform right across the UK and Ireland."

When Billy Crocker discovers that his heart's desire, debutante heiress Hope Harcourt is engaged to an English aristocrat, he stows away aboard the S.S. American to win her back. Aided by a string of eccentric passengers on board the luxurious transatlantic liner, can this web of love be untangled before they reach Southampton?

Anything Goes has Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. The Original Book is by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton & Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse. New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman. Originally produced by Lincoln Centre Theatre, New York City

February 5, 2015