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Friday, June 17

Casting for Crazy for You at Open Air Theatre

George and Ira Gershwin's musical comedy Crazy for You is the final show in the 2011 season at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre where it runs from 28th July – 10th September.

Casting has just been announced for the production with the roles of Bobby Child and Polly Baker being played by Sean Palmer and Clare Foster. Sean Palmer appeared in the original casts of Saturday Night Fever and Fosse and most recently playing Prince Eric in Disney's The Little Mermaid on Broadway. As well as playing PC Millie Brown in The Bill, Clare Foster has performed in numerous West End productions including Avenue Q, Chicago and We Will Rock You.

Kim Medcalf (Sam Mitchell in EastEnders) will play Irene Roth and Harriet Thorpe (Mamma Mia and Wicked!) will take the roles of the Mother and Patricia. Michael McKell (corrupt detective Nick Henshall in Emmerdale) takes the role of Lank.

David Burt will play the role of Bela Zangler. His theatre credits include: countless productions at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and the West End including The Beggar's Opera, Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida, Evita, Cats, Les Miserables, Chess, La Traviata Jesus Christ Superstar and The Woman in White.

Further casting includes: Rachel Stanley (Tess), Alexis Owen Hobbs (Patsy), Samuel Holmes (Eugene), Peter Martin (Everett), Lucy Anderson, Jessica Buckby, Cara Elston, Charlene Ford, Jo Goodwin, Amy Griffiths (Follies Girls), Harry Morrison, James O'Connell, Carl Sanderson, Phil Snowden, Stephen Whitson (Cowboys), Richard Jones, Josh Lacey and Jo Morris (Swings).

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