Anything Goes at Kilworth House

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Anything Goes is the name of the new show being staged at the spectacular outdoor theatre at Kilworth House.

The musical comedy runs between August 6 and September 1 at the theatre, which is four miles east of Lutterworth, just outside North Kilworth.

Anything Goes was originally produced by Lincoln Center Theatre in New York. It’s won three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, the classic Cole Porter musical comedy has enchanted audiences for nearly 80 years.

Anything Goes is about the lovers, liars and pranksters on a transatlantic cruise. When the SS American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love, proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, exotic disguises and some good old-fashioned blackmail.

Sailing from New York to England, the SS American carries a rather unusual group of passengers – American debutante Hope Harcourt accompanied by her fiancé, wealthy Englishman Lord Evelyn Oakleigh and her mother Evangeline; nightclub singer Reno Sweeney; Wall Street banker Elisha Witney and his stowaway assistant Billy Crocker and gangster Moonface Martin to name but a few.

It turns out that Hope is Billy’s long-lost love and engaging the help of those aboard, he begins to pursue the girl of his dreams.

Peppering this amusingly bumpy journey to true love are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including I Get a Kick out of You, It’s De-Lovely, You’re the Top, Friendship and, of course, Anything Goes.

Tickets, which start at £22, are available from kilworthhousetheatre.co.uk. Alternatively, call the box office on 01858 881939 (open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm) or email boxoffice@kilworthhousetheatre.co.uk