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08/05/03
Anything Goes At Drury Lane
- Nunn knows no bounds

TREVOR NUNN'S Olivier award-winning production of Anything Goes comes to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from October 24. His version of Cole Porter's musical replaces Nunn's previous hit, My Fair Lady, which producer Cameron Mackintosh confirmed as closing August 30.

Anything Goes was written by PG Wodehouse in 1934 with music by Cole Porter. The tale of the ship sailing from New York to England focuses on an unusual group of passengers, including a gangster, a debutante and her mother, a nightclub singer, a wealthy New York businessman and his stowaway assistant. When the debutante turns out to be the stowaway's long-lost love, he sets about winning her back. Mean time her mother struggles to maintain her social status and the gangster strives to escape the law.

The musical sold out at the National Theatre where it played for three and a half months until March. Upon quitting the National Theatre earlier this year, Nunn cited Anything Goes as the favourite musical of his career. "You don't strike a chord this emphatically that often," he said.



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