ACT One preparing for their show Anything Goes
YOUTH theatre group ACT One have been busy rehearsing in Shepshed for their 23rd annual show, Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.
Having first performed the show back in 2006, they are sailing the show back into Shepshed’s Iveshead Theatre from January 30 for five performances only.
This classic musical is packed full of the wonderful tunes from Cole Porter, including among others, Blow Gabriel Blow, All Through The Night, It’s Delovely, Friendship and, of course the title song Anything Goes, with its big tap routines.
The script is full of timeless comedy and the story is set aboard the S.S. American ocean liner, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England.
Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.
Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy Number 13, Moonface Martin and his sidekickin-crime Bonnie. With the help of some elaborate disguises and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.
Oliver Halford teams up with Olivia Needham to play Billy and Reno respectively, with Isabel Morris and Alex Lesson as Hope and Sir Evelyn. Moonface Martin and Bonnie are portrayed by Will Savage and Mia ChampneysDavis. They are ably supported by Nicola Coles, Ryan Moreland, Noah Baguley, Kyle Cornwell and an all-singing and dancing cast of 29.
Tickets for the show are available priced £11 and £9 from the Box Office on 07779 108743.
And if you are interested in joining the group for future shows, including Chicago (High School version) in 2020, then please call 07904 303488 to register your place at their forthcoming auditions.
ACT One will be performing Anything Goes at Shepshed’s Iveshead Theatre.