Amy Allen, Emily Bassett, Molly Berry,
Charles Clark, Danielle Cox, Jacob Hogg, Charliegh Lammiman,
Mollie Munday, Macy Newman, Teagan Williams, Jessie Wright.
Stage One, Ferneham Hall, Fareham
10:07am Monday 2nd June 2014 in Curtain
Call By Karen Robson
A show with a complicated genesis, Anything
Goes, here presented in the 1987 Broadway Beaumont version,
nevertheless luxuriated in the sublime music of Cole Porter.
The convoluted plot was handled with nimbleness
and panache by director Jacqui Ivemy, who produced a show
with pace, a lightness of touch and wit.
The handsome-looking production had a sophisticated
aura that beautifully underpined the sophistication of the
music and humour.
The material was done full justice by a great
ensemble cast. Of particular note were Jessica Manns as
the sexy gangster’s moll Erma, Declan-Dali Murphy
(Public Enemy No 13 Moonface Martin) and Josh Dennis (Lord
At the centre were two commanding performances
– Matt Fisher (Billy Crocker) had an easy charm and
great stage presence, whilst Ellie Jones (Reno Sweeney)
gave a fitting finale to her Stage One career with a droll,
stylish performance of maximum star wattage.