All singing, all dancing musical number taking to the stage in Ilfracombe this week from Thursday until Saturday (March 27-29).

Musical fun and farce as Petroc performing arts students bring Anything Goes to The Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe with a three day run from this Thursday (March 27).Musical fun and farce as Petroc performing arts students bring Anything Goes to The Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe with a three day run from this Thursday (March 27).

PERFORMING arts students from Petroc are taking to the seas with Cole Porter’s all singing, all dancing musical Anything Goes at The Landmark in Ilfracombe this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Anything Goes, with script by PG Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, is a witty farce featuring some of Porter’s finest songs, including You’re the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You, Friendship, Blow, Gabriel Blow and of course the big toe-tapping title number.

It follows the success of last year’s production Miss Saigon and is performed by 60 students, (most of whom learnt to tap especially), accompanied by a live nine-piece orchestra.

“This is a fun show and the students have worked very hard, not only at perfecting the difficult tap routines but also the comedy timing needed for this 1930s musical romp,” said director Lee Baxendale.

Musical fun and farce as Petroc performing arts students bring Anything Goes to The Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe with a three day run from this Thursday (March 27).Musical fun and farce as Petroc performing arts students bring Anything Goes to The Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe with a three day run from this Thursday (March 27).

“Shows of this ilk have a very specific style and look. The students have worked hard to ensure the costumes fit the period and we have also been lucky enough to acquire the services of West End wig maker, Sam Cox, a former Petroc student, to help achieve that classic look.”

The show is at 7.30pm tomorrow (Thur) and Friday, and again at 2.30pm on Saturday 29. Tickets are available from the box office on 01271 324242.