Productions

Anything Goes
April 22nd - 27th 2013

Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The original book was a collaborative effort by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, heavily revised by the team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as "Anything Goes", "You're the Top", and "I Get a Kick Out of You."

Since its 1934 debut at the Neil Simon Theatre (at the time known as the Alvin) on Broadway, the musical has been revived several times in the United States and Britain and has been filmed twice. The musical has long been a popular choice for school and community productions.

Auditions

Auditions were held at Blackfriars on Sunday 2nd December (11am - 12.30pm) and Thursday 6th (7.30pm)

Production team

Director: Stuart Bull
Co-Director / Choreographer: Abi Kingsley-Parker
Producer: Richard Laight
Musical Director: Lynne Loose
Dialogue Coach: Lesley Smith
Dance Captain: Laura Molson

Cast List

Reno Sweeny - Katy Tabor
Billy - Rob Callaby
Hope Harcourt - Debi Atkinson
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh - Stephen Bromby
Erma - Kim Sands
Moonface - Richard Laight
Elisha Whitney - Jon Molson
Mrs Harcourt - Pamela Whalley
Luke - Stefan Furnell
John - Jack Courtney
Minister - John Sabberton
Captain - Nick Scarborough
Purser - Stuart Bull
FBI - Brian Tyreman
Reporter - Ben Terry
Photographer - James Gosling
Head Waiter - David Lane
Fred (Barman) - Kevin Lane

Angels
Lucy Allen, Ellen Baker, Andrea Townsend, Chloe Mercer, Steph Walsh and Paige Mitchell

Sailor Girls
Katie Bray, Jenny Brown, Laura Molson, Rebekah Rankin, Gemma Page and Natasha Townsend

Sailor Guys
Robert Barclay, Trevor Fenton, Matt Hubbert, Tom Millard, Ben Terry and James Gosling

Chorus
Rosemary Brown, Helen Clare, Rachael Francis, Wendy Mitchell, Angela Rankin, Carol Spinks and Helen Thorne.


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