Updated 28th June: It has just been announced that Caroline Sheen is to join the cast at Newbury playing Polly.She and Tom Chambers will be joined by Completing the cast are: Matt Bateman (Eugene Fodor); Kit Benjamin (Everett Baker); Hollie Cassar (Tess); Peter Dukes (Bela Zangler); Lindsay Goodhand (Lottie Child / Patricia Fodor); Katrina Kleve (Mitzi); Jeremy Legat (Lank Hawkins); Emile Ruddock (Custus); Ned Rudkins-Stow (Moose); Seren Sandham-Davies (Patsy); Lucy Thatcher (Irene Roth) and Anne White (Margie).
Tom Chambers is to star as Bobby in a new production of Gershwins' Crazy for You at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury directed by Watermill artistic director Paul Hart and produced in association with Jamie Wilson. The show runs from July 28th-September 17th, with press night on August 1st.
The musical will be reimagined for the Watermill stage and for a company of actor-musicians. Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical with a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook. The multi-award winning, romantic comedy, filled with great dance numbers, charts the troubled love story of Bobby, son of a wealthy New York banking family and frustrated Broadway hoofer, and Polly, daughter of the proprietor of a failing theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Sent to close the theatre down, Bobby falls for Polly and, in the guise of a Hungarian impresario, decides to save the theatre by putting on a show.
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 credits include Top Hat (West End and UK tour), White Christmas (West End) and winner of Strictly Come Dancing.
Priority booking opens to Friends of The Watermill on Monday 9th May at 10:00 am.Booking opens to all on Monday 16th May at 10:00 am