Anything Goes poster ANYTHING GOES - Nov 2000

Sailing on the S.S. American are a gangster on the run posing as a minister, a former evangelist who is a nightclub singer, travelling with her are four tap-dancing "Angels", a society miss who is engaged to an English gentleman (also on the ship), and her ex-boyfriend that stows away on the boat to try to win her back. A series of comical mistaken identities ensues as the passengers and crew sing and dance their way across the Atlantic.

Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Guy Bolton and P.G.Wodehouse.

Anything Goes opened on Broadway on November 21, 1934 and turned out to be the fourth longest running musical of the 1930s.

The original film in 1936 starred Ethel Merman and Bing Crosby.

Reno Sweeney Jane Pegler
Hope Harcourt Rhian Roberts
Bonnie Kerry Joyce
Mrs Harcourt Carole Gennings
Billy Crocker John Paul McCrohon
Sir Evelyn Oakleigh Steve Reading
Moonface Martin Brian Sweatman
Sailor Boys Tony Bryant, Pete Croucher, Steve Guermonprez, Ian Hanney, Dave Harkness, Alan Jenkins, Mike Naylor, Jonathan Shirlaw, Tim Skedge
Dancers Tanya Bourner, Julia Brown, Rachel Bundy, Charlotte Camp, Jenny Edwards, Sekeeta George, Gemma Hobby, Sarah Lockhart, Anna Pring, Julie Williams
Gentlemen Passengers Irvin Forbes, John McLaughlin, Guy Smither, Barry Tester
Lady Passengers Sonia Atkinson, Yvonne Jenkins, Jan Mather, Trish Pring, Linda Smither, Annie Teahan, Sandra Tucker, Laura Underwood, Sue Wright
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Alan Pring
Producer's Assistant Julia Brown
Official Accompanist Jean Porter
Stage Director Colin D Justice
Stage Manager Michael Williams
Assistant Stage Managers Tom Potts & Lee Stoddart
Stage Crew Mike Cooper, Carl Bourner, Steve Bundey, Leighton Davies, Paul Mather, Pete Langrish, George Philpott, Darren Garland, George Hyde, Simon Roe, Marc Scott
Head Flyman Kate Evans
Fly Crew Norman Price
Sound Mitchell Sound (Steve & Kathy Oldfield)
Lighting Design Ian & Theresa Pratt
Property Mistress Sally White
Property Assistants Sheila Stoddart, Janice Gay, Pat Oliver
Wardrobe Co-ordinator Carole Gennings
Wardrobe Assistant Maureen Francis
Hair and Make-up Christine Wenzel, Marion Williams
Publicity Steve Guermonprez
Front of House Photographs Ivan Saunders
Programme Design & Production Nick Rose, Adinfinitum, Steve Guermonprez
Ticket Controller Anita Waterhouse
Ticket Assistants Pat Wallace and Linda Smither
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Reed 1 Paul Styles
Reed 2 Colin Campbell
Guitar, Banjo Tony Pegler
Keyboard Alan Pring
Bass Stewart Gay
Trumpet Roger Hammond
Trumpet Peter Pring
Trombone Gareth Llewelyn
Percussion Ernie McBernie