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Will & Grace star Megan Mullally to make West End debut in Anything Goes

The revival of the classic musical will run from May to August 2021 at London's Barbican Theatre.

2020-11-23

Will & Grace star Megan Mullally is set to tread the boards in a West End musical for the first time in the upcoming revival of classic show Anything Goes - and tickets are on sale now via Attitude.

Mullally, who is best known for her role as acerbic Karen Walker on the beloved NBC sitcom, will make her West End debut opposite My Family star Robert Lindsay when the production arrives at the Barbican Theatre in May 2021.

Anything Goes, which first premiered on Broadway in 1934, charts the madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. 

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Mullally will star as nightclub singer Reno Sweeney; a role previously taken on by legends including Ethel Merman, Patti LuPone and Elaine Paige.

The actress said in a statement: "Anything really does go, is the thing, and I’m excited to be coming to London where Robert Lindsay and I will promptly unleash ourselves upon that wonderful town for 15 weeks of farce and frolic.

"Under the tutelage of the devilishly clever Kathleen Marshall we shall endeavour to do the memory of Cole Porter proud. Meanwhile, I will endeavour to get my a** to a tap class. A brand new rendering of a great old entertainment is on the horizon...something tells me I’ll get a kick out of spending my summer in London next year! Tally-ho!”

Lindsay, who's set to take on the role of Moonface Martin, said: "I am so looking forward to returning to the stage in the medium I love - musical comedy. And what better than Kathleen Marshall’s revival of Anything Goes at the wonderful Barbican Theatre. The perfect remedy to shake off the blues of 2020.

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The strictly limited 15-week revival Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre will be directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, who said in a statement "I'm so thrilled to have the opportunity to reimagine Anything Goes for the West End. 

"I'm a huge fan of both Megan and Robert and I know we will have a blast working together on this iconic musical comedy. 

"I adore London and can't wait to bring this joyous show to UK audiences!"

Anything Goes will run from 8 May 2021 until 22 August 2021 at London's Barbican Theatre. For tickets click here.