Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Anything Goes to tour next year following Christmas run in Sheffield

It has been announced that Anything Goes will embark on a UK and Ireland Tour next year.

Following its run at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield (28th November 2014 – 17th January 2015), the tour will open at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Thursday 29th January 2015. Casting will be announced shortly.

The production will be directed by Daniel Evans and choreographed by Alistair David. According to press material, "this brand new production of Cole Porter’s classic, multi-award winning musical comedy transports you to the magical age of tap dancing and high society". 

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?

This new production will showcase a live orchestra and a cast of 26. The score features 'I Get A Kick Out of You', 'You’re the Top', 'It’s De-Lovely' and 'Anything Goes'.

Anything Goes has music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The original book is by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The new book is by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.

Tour Dates

Thursday 29 January – Saturday 7 February
New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon 

Monday 9 February – Saturday 14 February
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury 

Monday 16 February – Saturday 21 February
Regent Theatre, Stoke On Trent 

Monday 23 February – Saturday 28 February
The Churchill Theatre, Bromley 

Tuesday 3 March – Saturday 7 March
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford 

Monday 9 March – Saturday 14 March
New Theatre, Hull 

Monday 16 March – Saturday 21 March
Empire, Liverpool 

Monday 23 March – Saturday 28 March
Congress, Eastbourne 

Monday 30 March – Saturday 4 April
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton 

Monday 6 April – Saturday 18 April
Opera House, Manchester 

Monday 20 April – Saturday 25 April
Kings Theatre, Glasgow 

Monday 27 April – Saturday 2 May
Orchard Theatre, Dartford 

Monday 11 May – Saturday 16 May
Royal & Derngate, Northampton 

Monday 18 May – Saturday 23 May
Swan Theatre, High Wycombe 

Monday 25 May – Saturday 30 May
Grand Opera House, Belfast 

Monday 1 June – Saturday 6 June
Grand Opera House, York 

Monday 8 June – Saturday 13 June
Theatre Royal Plymouth 

Monday 15 June – Saturday 20 June
Theatre Royal, Nottingham 

Monday 22 June – Saturday 27 June
Playhouse, Edinburgh 

Tuesday 30 June - Saturday 4 July
Grand Theatre, Leeds 

Monday 6 July – Saturday 11 July
New Theatre, Cardiff 

Monday 13 July – Saturday 18 July
Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton 

Monday 20 July – Saturday 25 July
His Majestys, Aberdeen 

Monday 3 August – Saturday 8 August
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin 

Monday 10 August – Saturday 15 August
Princess Theatre, Torquay 

Monday 17 August – Saturday 22 August
Pavillion Theatre, Bournemouth 

Monday 31 August – Saturday 5 September
New Victoria Theatre, Woking 

Monday 7 September – Saturday 12 September
New Theatre, Oxford 

Monday 14 September – Saturday 19 September
Hippodrome, Birmingham 

Monday 21 September – Saturday 26 September
Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes 

Monday 28 September – Saturday 3 October
Empire, Sunderland 

Monday 5 October – Saturday 10 October
Hippodrome, Bristol 

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