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Petroc students perform Cole Porter classic Anything Goes

By NDJJournal2  |  Posted: March 25, 2014

Anything Goes

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THERE’S still time to catch the Cole Porter classic Anything Goes. The musical which gave us I Get A Kick Out Of You, You’re The Top and the song which gives the comedy its title, is this year’s offering from The Theatre Petroc.

As the SS America chunters across the Atlantic en route from New York to London, the crew and passengers indulge in romantic battles, madcap antics and dastardly schemes on the ocean waves. Where anything can happen, anything goes in this voyage of silliness and decadence.

Anything goes, with script by PG Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, is a witty musical farce.

Performed by 60 students (most of whom have learnt to tap especially) who will be accompanied by a live nine-piece orchestra, the show promises to have everyone tapping their feet.

Director Lee Baxendale said: “This is a fun show and the students have worked very hard, not only at perfecting the difficult tap routines, but also the comedy timing needed for this 1930s’ musical romp. Shows of this ilk have a specific style and look. The students have worked hard to ensure the costumes fit the period and we have also been lucky enough to acquire the services of West End wig maker, Sam Cox, who is one of Petroc’s ex students, to help achieve that classic look.”

Anything Goes is at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe on Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28, 7.30pm and Saturday, March 29, 2.30pm. Tickets: £11 (full); £9 (student); £7 (Petroc student). Box office: 01271 324242.

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