SUTTON actors will head off on an ocean voyage as the theatre group enters its 10th decade.

The Green Hut Theatre Company will transform Sutton Village Hall into the SS American as they present the frothy musical Anything Goes.

The April 10-13 show, packed with tuneful songs by Cole Porter, follows the madcap antics of passengers and crew during a voyage from New York to London.

Among the leading players will be Emma-Jayne Waters, pictured, who recently played the title role in the Green Hut pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.

Emma-Jayne will play Hope Harcourt, an heiress who sets sail with husband-to-be Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.

She is pursued by young stowaway Billy Crocker, who has just fallen in love with her, and meanwhile Lord Evelyn finds himself falling for nightclub singer Reno Sweeney.

Also aboard, and helping Billy in his quest to win Hope, is “Moonface” Martin, a gangster known as Public Enemy Number 13.

The song includes classics such as Anything Goes, You’re the Top, and I Get a Kick Out of You.

Although the main parts have been cast, producers are still hoping to fill a handful of small roles, and also welcomes newcomers to join the chorus. The chorus is open to adults, and youngsters aged 14 and above.

Anyone wishing to take part should go along to the first rehearsal on Wednesday, January 9 from 7.30pm to 9pm, at the Green Hut’s green rehearsal hut behind Costcutters, Main Street, Sutton.Alternatively they can email for further information.

The Green Hut Theatre Company, formerly Sutton Amateurs, celebrated their 90th anniversary in 2018 by performing Jack and the Beanstalk, musical Oliver! and comedy play Vicar of Dibley 2.

The 91st year will include another play based on a BBC sitcom, this time Keeping Up Appearances which will portray the comic adventures of suburban snob Hyacinth Bucket next September. The 2019 pantomime, to be performed early in December, will be Goldilocks And The Three Bears.

The Green Hut also runs a Youth Theatre, which will restart regular Tuesday sessions on January 8 from 7pm to 9pm for children aged eight.

The informal blend of games, improv and drama activities aims to develop children’s confidence, teamwork and theatre skills. Members are also able to take part in the annual pantomime.

Email or call or text 07768 964110 for further information.