All aboard for fun

The principal cast
The principal cast

Our Lady’s Musical Society present six performances of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes at Motherwell Theatre from November 4-8.

A cast of over 50 bring the madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London to life featuring songs such as Anything Goes, You’re the Top and I Get a Kick Out of You.

The story follows Billy Crocker (Christopher Morris), a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt (Heather Slamin), who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Robert Kirkham).

Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney (Marie Hannigan) and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin (Jonathan Procter) aid Billy in his quest to win Hope.

Our Lady’s last performed Anything Goes in 2000 and welcome back Duncan Cameron to the cast after many year’s absence, who plays The Rev Henry T Dobson.

The rest of the principal cast is made up of Anne-Marie Simpson (Erma), John Fleming (captain), Laurie Thompson (Eli Whitney), Vi Thompson (Evangeline Harcourt), John Kelly (Sailor/Pursor, Jacob Simpson (Luke) and Marc Costello (John)

One of the pleasures of the show is the fast-moving tap dancing that adds verve and excitement to Reno Sweeney’s big numbers like Blow Gabriel Blow and the title song.

Working hard under their choreographer Amanda Connelly’s expert direction are the dance troup (pictured, below) of Our Lady’s Musical Society, their tap shoes rattling out their joyful message.

The show is on 7.30pm, every evening with the addition of a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £15 for adults (or two for £25), £13 for concession (under 16 and over 60) and family of one adult and three children or two adults and two children costs £45.

They can be ordered through members, calling Chris Kelly on 01698 733502 or visiting Our Lady’s Opera to book online.