Crazy For You heads to Manchester

by | Oct 27, 2017 | Events | 0 comments

The national tour of the Watermill Theatre’s acclaimed production of Crazy For You heads to Manchester next month.

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin are delighted to present a stellar cast which includes Tom Chambers as Bobby; Caroline Flack as Irene; and Charlotte Wakefield will play Polly.

Crazy For You comes to the Opera House Manchester from Tuesday 28 November through to Saturday 2 December 2017. The run includes three matinee performances.

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, Crazy For You is the ultimate feel good musical with a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook. Mistaken identities, plot twists, heartbreak, happiness, and a wealth of memorable tunes including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and Embraceable You, all feature in this exhilarating celebration of the great Broadway musicals.

Tom Chambers created the role of Jerry Travers in the West End musical Top Hat, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. In 2008, he won the sixth season of Strictly Come Dancing. Television credits include BBC drama Casualty, Holby City, and Waterloo Road. Recent stage credits include Private Lives and White Christmas in the West End.

Caroline Flack won the twelfth season of Strictly Come Dancing in 2014. Television presenting roles have included ITV’s Love Island, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here NOW!, The Xtra Factor, and The X Factor. Prior to presenting, Caroline trained in musical theatre.

An image of CRAZY FOR YOUCharlotte Wakefield made her West End debut as Wendla in Spring Awakening, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award. She played Maria in the critically acclaimed production of The Sound of Music at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, receiving nominations for Best Actress in a Musical at both the Evening Standard and Olivier Awards. Other theatre credits include Sophie in Mamma Mia! in the West End, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Laurey in Oklahoma!, both on national tour.

The cast is completed by Arthur Boan, Daniel Bolton, Holly Cassar, Neil Ditt, Kate-Anne Fenton, Cristopher Fry, Stacey Ghent, Matthew James Hinchcliffe, Kieran Kuypers, Kate Milner-Evans, Emma Jane Morton, Kate Robson-Stuart, Ned Rudkins-Stow, Seren Sandham-Davies, and Mark Sangster.

Crazy For You is directed by The Watermill’s Artistic Director Paul Hart, with musical arrangements by Catherine Jayes (The Color Purple, Broadway). It is choreographed by Nathan M. Wright (High Society, Old Vic), and is designed by Diego Pitarch (The Addams Family). Lighting design is by Howard Hudson (In the Heights), with sound design by Tom Marshall (Legally Blonde).

Crazy For You has music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, book by Ken Ludwig, and co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent. It is inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan. Crazy For You was originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams. Original Broadway choreography by Susan Stroman.

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Author : Emily Fitzgibbons

Editor at The Glossy Magazine | Journalist & Office Manager at Salutions Limited

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