Anything Goes sets sail for the Waterside

Cole Porter’s classic, multi award-winning musical comedy Anything Goes, set aboard an ocean liner, sails into the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre with a brand new production next month.

And everyone is invited to hop aboard for fun with sassy heroines, mischievous mob bosses, comedy capers and tap dancing sailors in this hilarious tale of romance and hi-jinks on the high seas.

The show runs at the Waterside for a week from Monday February 9 through to Saturday 14, so could make a lovely Valentine’s treat for romantic couples.

The spectacular show tells the story of Wall Street broker Billy Crocker who discovers that his heart’s desire, debutante heiress Hope Harcourt, is engaged to an English aristocrat.

And so he stows away aboard the SS American to win her back.

Aided by a string of eccentric passengers on board the luxurious transatlantic liner, can the web of love be untangled before the ship reaches Southampton?

The show features the rich sounds of a live orchestra playing Cole Porter’s magnificent songs including I Get A Kick Out Of You, You’re The Top, It’s De-Lovely and Anything Goes.

The cast of 26 talented performers is led by Hugh Sachs (Benidorm), Jane Wymark (Midsomer Murders) and Olivier Award nominees Debbie Kurup (The Bodyguard, Chicago) and Matt Rawle (Evita, Martin Guerre).

Directed by Daniel Evans and choreographed by Alistair David, this brand new production will transport the audience to the magical age of tap dancing and high society.

The show is being staged by Stage Entertainment in association with Sheffied Theatres.

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 10 years.

“They’re the perfect creative team to stage this hugely entertaining muscial comedy.”

Evans, Sheffield Theatres’ artistic direcotr, said: “It’s 80 years since Cole Porter’s exhilerating 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.”

The original story in book form was written by P G Wodehouse and Guy Bolton with revisions by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

Cole Porter wrote the music and lyrics for the stage adaptation.

The evening performances on all six nights are at 7.30pm, with additional matinee performances on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost from £15.90 through to £49.90 and can be booked in peson at the box office , or call 0844 871 7607 or online at www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury