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Anything Goes

Presented by Southend Operatic & Dramatic Society

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 10 - Sat 13 March 2021


The S.S. American is preparing to set sail from New York to England. Billy Crocker, a young assistant to Wall Street tycoon Elisha J. Whitney, a passenger on the ship, decides to stow away in hopes of wooing his long-lost love and wealthy debutante, Hope Harcourt, who is also on board. However, much to Billy’s chagrin, Hope’s mother, Evangeline Harcourt, is delighted that Hope is engaged to be married to a stuffy Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (who is also onboard), upon arrival in England.

Also on the ship are Reno Sweeney, an evangelist-turned-nightclub singer, and her bevy of “angelic” showgirls, who will be providing music and dance entertainment during the crossing. The ship has no sooner set sail than Reno runs into Billy, an old friend, and he persuades her to help him break upHope’s engagement.

“Moonface” Martin, a gangster known as “Public Enemy 13” and his moll Erma are disguised as a reverend and a missionary, respectively. They have two Chinese “converts” and all four attempt to evade the law while on board. Billy eventually learns the identity of this misfit bunch, and, in exchange for his silence, they too join in the scheme to break up Hope and Lord Evelyn.

After more disguises, ploys, confessions, mistaken identities, and marriage proposals, all done to the fantastic music of Cole Porter, how will everything work out? Who knows? Anything goes!

Rescheduled from April, then November 2020. Read more  

If you have tickets for the original date these remain valid.

Original First Rescheduled Now taking place on
Wed 22 April 2020- 7:30pm
Wed 4 November 2020- 7:30pm
Wed 10 March 2021 - 7:30pm
Thu 23 April 2020 - 2:30pm
Thu 5 November 2020 - 2:30pm
Thu 11 March 2021 - 2:30pm
Thu 23 April 2020 - 7:30pm
Thu 5 November 2020 - 7:30pm
Thu 11 March 2021 - 7:30pm
Fri 24 April 2020- 7:30pm
Fri 6 November 2020- 7:30pm
Fri 12 March 2021 - 7:30pm
Sat 25 April 2020 - 2:30pm
Sat 7 November 2020 - 2:30pm
Sat 13 March 2021 - 2:30pm
Sat 25 April 2020- 7:30pm
Sat 7 November 2020- 7:30pm
Sat 13 March 2021 - 7:30pm

Cannot attend the new date?

7.30pm performances - £19.00
Matinees - £17.50 / Senior - £15.00
Discounts for Palace Theatre Club members & SODS patrons
Children (Under 12) - £13

Early Bird Offer - £13.00 tickets when booked and paid for by Sun 24 Nov. Not applicable to groups or to be used in conjunction with any other offer / discount.


Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees.

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