John Lyon Musical 2018 – Anything Goes

John Lyon Musical 2018 – Anything Goes

The John Lyon musical production for 2018 has been announced as Cole Porter’s classic tale of ploys, confessions and mistaken identities, Anything Goes.

This spectacular musical  a favourite on Broadway and stages across the world – will come to the Ryan Theatre, Harrow-on-the-Hill on Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th December 2018.

  • It’s the 1930s and the S S American is preparing to set sail from New York to England. Billy Crocker decides to stow away in hopes of wooing his long-lost love Hope Harcourt. But Hope’s mother, Evangeline, is delighted that Hope is engaged to stuffy Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Also on the ship are Reno Sweeney, an evangelist-turned-nightclub singer, and her bevy of ‘angelic’ showgirls, and Moonface Martin, a gangster known as ‘Public Enemy 13’ and his moll Erma, both on the run and in disguise.
    A tale of disguises, ploys, confessions, mistaken identities, and marriage proposals is all set to the fantastic music of Cole Porter.
    How will everything work out? Who knows? Anything goes!

Audition for girls

Friday 22nd June


Tuesday 3rd July

4.00 – 6.30pm

To make the large-scale production (complete with orchestra) a success, we are auditioning for girls to perform alongside John Lyon boys.

All girls aged 13 – 18 from any school or college who can commit to after school and some weekend rehearsals in the Autumn Term are invited to attend.

The auditions will involve both spoken and singing elements.

Singing: I Get a Kick out of You – Reno’s solo song
Spoken: Act 1 Scene 3. Reno’s dialogue with Billy
Copies of both will be emailed to each girl who registers

Please register interest below or at

This year’s production follows 2017’s hugely successful South Pacific.