Reviews have dropped for the West End production of Anything Goes in London – what did the critics make of it?
The new revival production is playing a limited season at the Barbican Centre through to 31 October.
Reprising her Tony-award winning role from the 2011 Broadway production, Sutton Foster plays Reno Sweeney with Olivier Award and Tony-Award winner Robert Lindsay as Moonface Martin. Also on the cast are Samuel Edwards as Billy Crocker, alongside Nicole-Lily Baisden as Hope Harcourt, Carly Mercedes Dyer as Erma and Haydn Oakley as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.
Kathleen Marshall directs, reimagining her 2011 Broadway revival of the show which won three Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Best Choreography for Marshall.
Following the show’s gala opening, what did the critics make of the show?
Anything Goes London reviews
The Times- 5/5
“It’s the musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another. The songs and the dialogue are so stylish that, by the time the evening comes to an end, you simply want it to start all over again.” – Read the full review
Daily Mail – 5/5
“Kathleen Marshall’s production will be best remembered for the choreography. The big dance routines are a long time coming, but when they arrive, you know it. The full company tap number Anything Goes at the end of the first half sounds like the Household Cavalry is passing by.” – Read the full review
The Telegraph – 5/5
“The Barbican’s joyous revival of a Cole Porter classic – charming, hilarious and packed with epic ensembles – will set your world to rights ” – Read the full review
London Evening Standard – 4/5
“The best songs and the biggest moments belong to Reno Sweeney, and Foster knocks them dead. A magnificent London debut.” – Read the full review
“Coming out of the gloominess of the last 16 months, there might not be a better musical to see than Anything Goes.” – Read the full review
The Stage- 5/5
“Sutton Foster makes her London debut in a sumptuous production of the classic Cole Porter musical” – Read the full review
Anything Goes plays at the Barbican Centre, London currently booking through to 31 October 2021.
The standard performance schedule is Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30PM with 2:30PM matinees on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.