Jamie Wilson productions have just announced that they are producing a 2017 UK tour of the Watermill Theatre's production of Crazy For You, with Tom Chambers playing Bobby. (He 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.) The multi award-winning, romantic comedy, features a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook, 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 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 celebration of the great Broadway musicals.
The show is currently in its final week at the Watermill Theatre, having opened in July. Directed by The Watermill’s Artistic and Executive Director Paul Hart, the reimagined production has musical arrangements by Catherine Jayes, choreography by Nathan M. Wright, design by Diego Pitarch, lighting by Howard Hudson and sound by Tom Marshall.The tour will open in Plymouth on 17th August 2017, and is currently booking to 9th December 2017 in Liverpool (full dates and booking links here).
Tour for the cast is to be announced but the Watermill cast includes Caroline Sheen (Polly), 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).