The smash hit musical Anything Goes has smashed the Barbican Theatre’s box office record by grossing £717,000 last week. This phenomenal figure is the highest grossing week for a musical at the Barbican in its 39 year history.
Since Anything Goes opened in July this year, audiences have been on their feet, giving this multi Tony Award winning show multiple standing ovations night after night. Described as the “musical equivalent of sipping one glass of champagne after another“ (The Times) and is “delightful, delicious, and as buoyant as helium“ (Evening Standard).
Featuring a 50 strong company which has been led by Sutton Foster, Rachel York, Robert Lindsay, Felicity Kendal, Haydn Gwynne and Gary Wilmot, an ensemble of the finest there is to offer on the London stage including tap dancing sailors, and a full-sized live orchestra, this five star hit new production of Anything Goes “immediately joins the pantheon of great classic musical revivals“ (Daily Telegraph).
Producer Sir Howard Panter said: “We are thrilled with the response to this glorious production of Anything Goes. To achieve a gross of £717,000 in one week is quite some feat. It just goes to show that as we come out of the pandemic, London theatre is very much alive and people cannot get enough of this energetic and uplifting classic musical which has been sold out night after night. From outstanding leading actors, to the spectacular supporting company, the glorious set design, the breathtaking choreography and stage direction, and of course the wonderful score – it really is ‘the show of the year’. I’d like to thank our friends at the Barbican for their huge support throughout – we will be back!”