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Preview: Crazy For You at Sunderland Empire


Crazy For You
Sunderland Empire
Tuesday 24th - Saturday 28th April 2018

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’ and Charlotte Wakefield as ‘Polly’. The tour will open at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 17 August 2017 with a date at Sunderland Empire 24-28 April 2018.

Tom Chambers as 'Bobby' and company.
Photo: Richard Davenport
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 as 'Bobby'.
Photo: Richard Davenport
Tom Chambers created the role of Jerry Travers in the West Endmusical “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.
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.
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.
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