Anything Goes

June 2008


Acorn Antiques 2015 Mack & Mabel 2014 Masquerade 2013 Titanic The Musical 2012

Acorn Antiques 2015

It was Curtain Up! on a new era for Denmead Operatic Society as we presented "Acorn Antiques The Musical", by Victoria Wood - our first show under the new name of Curtain Up! Productions at the Petersfield Festival Hall from 25th-27th June 2015.

Mack & Mabel 2014

Mack and Mabel, the story of the relationship between early film producer Mack Sennett and his star Mabel Normand, was presented at the Petersfield Festival Hall from 15th-17th May 2014.

Masquerade 2013

This was an exciting new venture: presenting our very own show, written especially for us by Ian Clark, at the Park Community School in Havant from 29th May to 1st June 2013.

Titanic The Musical 2012

To mark the one hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, we presented this spectacular musical at the Park Community School from 6th-9th June 2012. It was a great success and we won a NODA Accolade of Excellence for the production.

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What's next?

We are reprising our 2010 production of 'Allo 'Allo at the Petersfield Festival Hall from 9th to 11th June. This is the stage version of the hilarious BBC TV series of the same name, set in France during the second world war. Click here to find out more about the show and buy your tickets.

2015 John Westbrook Award

As Hilary Westbrook, John's widow, could not attend any of the Acorn Antiques performances due to prior commitments, she delegated the nomination of the John Westbrook Award for 2015 to Val Sykes. Val chose to award the trophy to Mandy Clowes, saying: 'When there are not so many people on stage, each member of the supporting cast is clearly visible and it is extra important to give it everything. Mandy was always fully involved om each scene she was in, acting and reacting to others very well. I loved the three backing "beehive" singers number and she was clearly really enjoying it,'

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Mandy Clowes receives 2015 John Westbrook Award

Mandy Clowes was awarded the 2015 John Westbrook Trophy for her performance in Acorn Antiques. Read more >>

Anything Goes
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Havant Arts Centre, Havant

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Produced, Directed and Choreographed
Ian Clark

Musical Director
Dennis Mason

Main Characters
(in order of appearance)

Elisha Whitney - Richard Smith
Fred (bartender) - Nigel Cox
Billy Crocker - Kerry Applin
Reno Sweeney - Sue Applin
Girl in bar - Sarah Saunders
Sailor in bar - Andrew Smith
Ship's Captain - Mark Donalds
Ship's Purser - Andrew Smith
Reporter 1 - Megan Brand
Reporter 2 - Claire Jarman
News Photographer - Bronwyn Mason
Henry T Dobson - Paul Catcheside
Luke - Lucy Millman
John - Nadege Lindsay
Angel 1 (Purity) - Samantha Spivery
Angel 2 (Chastity) - Nadine Darnley
Angel 3 (Charity) - Stephanie Clark
Angel 4 (Virtue) - Mandy Clowes
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh - Ian Clark
Hope Harcourt - Liz Bradbury
Evangeline Harcourt - Ann Dent-Smith
Cheeky the dog - Suki
FBI Agent 1 - Peter Lindsay
FBI Agent 2 - Pat White
Erma - Kaye Lee-Wright
Moonface Martin - Steve Bradbury
Lady in Wheelchair - Pat White

Other Passengers

Megan Brand, Patricia Cahill, Kym Chalker,
Christine Cox, Shirley Howells, Claire Jarman,
Bronwyn Mason, Sue Moore, Kathy Pinkstone,
Sarah Sauders, Pat White


Paul Catcheside, Nigel Cox, Peter Lindsay,
Sarah Winship, Brian Youngman

About the show

Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The original book was a collaborative effort by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, later heavily revised by the team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, using a new book written by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.

The story concerns the madcap antics aboard an ocean liner, SS American, bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as "Anything Goes", "You're the Top", and "I Get a Kick Out of You."

Since its 1934 debut at the Neil Simon Theatre (at the time known as the Alvin) on Broadway, the musical has been revived several times in the United States and Britain and has been filmed twice.

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Curtain Up! Productions is a Registered Charity - No. 1021763

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