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Anything Goes Press Night

on August 23, 2021

Ahoy there theatre lovers, we're at London's Barbican Theatre for the press night of Anything Goes to find out what the stars thought of the new musical.

The star filled Press Night saw actress Bonnie Langford, choreographer Bruno Tonioli and Sally Wood the producer and wife of Ronnie Wood.

Directed by the multi-award-winning Broadway director Kathleen Marshall, the show features tap dancing sailors, a live orchestra, stunning sets and and all star cast with Sutton Foster, Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal and Gary Wilmot.

"It was an incredible show! As soon as I stepped foot into the Barbican theatre I felt like I was transported onto the cruise liner of Anything Goes. The energy, dancing and singing deserved all the high acclaim and two standing ovations that it received on the night. It’s a must see!" - Larissa Eddie

"What an evening, I’m in love with Sutton Foster." - Christopher Biggins

Gilmore Girls and Younger star Sutton Foster takes the lead role as Reno Sweeney, receiving high acclaim for her singing and dancing.

Looking lovely in Dorothy Perkins, Love Island star Amy Hart told us that she loved the performance, saying it was an "Absolutely phenomenal, proper old school musical comedy. Performances are all outstanding and the cast are faultless. I’ve seen it twice already and I’m sure I’ll hit the 10 by the end of the run!"

Wearing a bright pink Uterque jacket paired with Me+Em trousers, broadcaster & journalist Janet Street-Porter told us she "Loved the show!"

Game Of Thrones and Sex Education star Hannah Waddingham, politician Giles Brandriff, Dame Arlene Phillips and singer Sinitta were also in the audience.

"My goodness! What an effulgent show: neat as a pin. Sutton Foster was electrifying. But what rich roles for supporting players like Robert Lindsay and Felicity Kendal too! I had forgotten how brilliantly witty the libretto is. Cole Porter’s songs represent the very best of Broadway. Each bespoke to character with perfect rhyme and suffused with magic!" - Tom Read Wilson

"I absolutely loved it. The whole cast were incredible!" - Alexa Davies

Other guests included West End star Ruthie Henshall, Birds Of A Feather actress Linda Robson and journalist Jane Moore.

"I absolutely loved the show, it was so uplifting and wonderful to see the crowd having such a great time - so much so, the show got a stand ovation at half time. The dancing was phenomenal, and congratulations to a polished cast who entertained from start to finish. An absolute must see!!!" - Hayley Palmer

Wearing Zara paired with Dsquared² trainers, dancer and choreographer Craig Revel Horwood added: "Amazing to be back at the theatre experiencing a live event with such incredible stand out performances and fabulous dancing!"

"It was the most thrilling night to be back in the theatre to see Anything Goes. It delivered on every level - there really is #NoBusinesslikeShowBusiness. The wit, the wisdom and the wonder of live theatre never stops delivering. Humans have needed reflection of their world and society since time began… it’s our catharsis, well-being and mental health. Especially after this last year. Being back together and sharing the live experience of theatre is everything" - Harriet Thorpe

Dressed in a limited-edition jumpsuit from ASOS and Swarovski jewellery, singer and The X Factor star, Brenda Edwards said:

"I really enjoyed the show, all of the performances were fantastic by all the cast members. The choreography and very clever set production design was superb. I was tapping my feet along to the songs, I really felt like I was transported into that era."

Jump aboard and book your ticket via the Barbican Box Office website now.


Barbican Centre

Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

020 7638 4141