All aboard for Cole Porter classics at the Lighthouse

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Popping the cork on the era of the roaring ‘20s next week will be members of the KOS Musical Theatre Company in their latest production of Anything Goes.

The musical, which will be performed at the Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering, features action taking place on the S S American, sailing from New York to England.

The show’s much-loved characters include evangelist-turned-nightclub singer Reno Sweeney, who tells us to prepare for the apocalypse by getting on our feet and belting out a song, the beautiful English heiress Hope Harcourt, her overbearing mother, fiance Sir Evelyn Oakleigh and stowaway Tim Crocker.

The show will include plenty of tap-dancing routines, choreographed by Melanie Balderson in the tradition of this period in history.

There will also be a full orchestra, directed by Rod Iliffe, who will lead the cast in performances of hit Cole Porter numbers such as Kick Out Of You, You’re The Top and It’s Delovely.

Directed by Ray Jeffery, Anything Goes will run from Tuesday, April 30, until Saturday, May 4, nightly at 7.30pm. There will also be a 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday. Tickets cost £12 or £14. Ring 01536 414141 or visit www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk.