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Gershwin Musical With Two Strictly Come Dancing Winners
Romantic Gershwin musical Crazy For You is on a new UK tour and hot-footing it along the way will be a pair of Strictly Come Dancing winners.
Tom Chambers stars in Crazy For You
Strictly champion Tom Chambers will lead the new production, which also stars another of the BBC show's winners - Caroline Flack - making her stage debut.
Crazy For You is a feel-good, glamorous musical that has an easily recognisable score from the Gershwin brothers. Unforgettable songs like I Got Rhythm, They Can't Take That Away From Me and Nice Work If You Can Get It.
Focusing on the troubled love story between Bobby, the son of a wealthy New York banking family, and Polly, the daughter of the proprietor of a failing theatre in Nevada, the plot features mistaken identities, heartbreak, happiness and romance in this acclaimed production by the Watermill Theatre.
Romance and heartbreak are in the plot for Crazy For You
Chambers plays the lead role of wealthy Bobby who is sent to close down the theatre but ends up falling for the owner's daughter Polly, even though he is engaged to Irene. Taking on the guise of a Hungarian impresario, Bobby plans to save the theatre by putting on a show and winning the girl of his dreams.
The Crazy For You tour will visit theatres nationwide including Birmingham Hippodrome , Glasgow King's Theatre, Manchester Opera House and Liverpool Empire during its tour from August 17 to December 9.
The show was first performed at the Watermill Theatre
Meanwhile, television presenter Flack is just starting out in theatre and is playing a supporting role of Irene in her first stage production.
There's a strong creative team behind the show as Crazy For You is directed by The Watermill's Artistic Director Paul Hart and has musical arrangements by Catherine Jayes, who worked on The Color Purple in Broadway. The show is choreographed by Nathan M. Wright, whose other work has included High Society at The Old Vic, while the set is designed by Diego Pitarch, who has also worked on The Addams Family.
Crazy For You - UK and Ireland Tour Dates Tickets cost from £17 from the theatres below or visit the Crazy For You website.
17 - 26 August - PLYMOUTH Theatre Royal 01752 267222
29 August - 2 September - LEEDS Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700
5 - 9 September - CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464
12 - 16 September - NEWCASTLE Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21
19 - 23 September - DUBLIN Bord Gais Energy Theatre
353 (0) 1 677 7770
26 - 30 September - SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
3 - 7 October - NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555
10 - 14 October - BRISTOL Hippodrome
0844 871 3012