Theatre Royal Plymouth - Crazy For You
Following rave reviews and a successful season at the Watermill Theatre, Jamie Wilson, Gavin Kalin and the Watermill Theatre are delighted to announce a national tour of the musical Crazy For You, starring Tom Chambers as ‘Bobby’, Caroline Flack as ‘Irene’ and Charlotte Wakefield as ‘Polly’. The tour opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 17 August.
Charlotte 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. Her 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.
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 6th season of Strictly Come Dancing. He can currently be seen in the hit BBC drama Casualty and his other TV credits include Holby City and Waterloo Road. His recent stage credits include Private Lives and White Christmas in the West End.
Caroline Flack won the 12th season of Strictly Come Dancing in 2014. She currently presents ITV’s Love Island and her previous presenting credits include I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here NOW! and The Xtra Factor. She has also presented The X Factor. Prior to presenting, Caroline trained in musical theatre.
The cast is completed by Arthur Boan, Daniel Bolton, Hollie 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.
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.
Crazy For You is directed by The Watermill’s Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart, with musical arrangements by Catherine Jayes. It is choreographed by Nathan M. Wright and is designed by Diego Pitarch. Lighting design is by Howard Hudson with sound design by Tom Marshall.
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. His other stage credits include a recent UK tour of “Private Lives” and “White Christmas” in the West End. Tom’s TV credits include the BBC dramas “Holby City” and “Waterloo Road”. He also won the 6th season of “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2008.
Crazy For You has Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, Book by Ken Ludwig, 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.
Tickets are priced between £12 - £45 and can be booked online at www.theatreroyal.com or by calling the Theatre Royal Plymouth Box Office on 01752 267222. Concessions are available.