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About The Show

★★★★★
“Irresistible, irrepressible and inventive”

★★★★
“The production is a delight”

★★★★
“Sends you home on a high”

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical. Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers and West End & TV star Claire Sweeney with Charlotte Wakefield as Polly, this multi-award winning romantic comedy features a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook.

Crazy For You 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, 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.

2017/2018 Tour

From 16 January 2018 the role of Irene will be played by Claire Sweeney.
Tom Chambers will be performing for the rest of the tour except for Friday 1 June 7.45pm and Saturday 2 June 2.30pm at Brighton Theatre Royal.

    Cast & Creatives

    Director: Paul Hart

    Musical Supervisor and Arrangements: Catherine Jayes

    Choreographer: Nathan M Wright

    Designer: Diego Pitarch

    Lighting Designer: Howard Hudson

    Sound Designer: Tom Marshall

    Resident Director: Richard Peakman

    Musical Director: Benjamin Holder

    Associate Director: Abigail Pickard-Price

    Assistant to the Musical Supervisor and Copyist: Jerome van den Berghe

    Associate to the Choreographer: Claira Vaughan


    Producers


    Jamie Wilson

    Gavin Kalin

    The Watermill Theatre

    Associate Producer: Mark Cartwright


    Production Team


    Production Management: Simon Gooding and Matt Jones

    Costume Supervisors: Jennie Falconer and Louise Nipper for Bristol Costume Services

    Wig Supervisor: Campbell Young and Tony Roban for Campbell Young

    Company Stage Manager: Ian Wheatstone

    Technical Stage Manager: Daniel Kay

    Deputy Stage Manager: Ellen Lewis

    Assistant Stage Manager/Bookcover: Katie Newton

    Assistant Stage Manager Tech: Jay Adriaanse

    Technical Swing: Jordan Shingleton

    Touring Sound 1: Callum Wills

    Touring Sound 2: Simon France

    Touring LX 1: Phil Lewis

    Touring LX 2: James de Carle

    Head of Touring Wardrobe: Rod Bicknell

    Wardrobe/Wigs Swing: Amber Harding

    Head of Touring Wigs: Isabella Trevisiol-Duff

    Deputy Head of Wigs: Joanne Menon

    Rigger: Ed Ilsley

    Reviews

    ★★★★★
    “Irresistible, irrepressible and inventive, bursts with a crazy,lovable spirit”

    ★★★★
    “The production is a delight — as silly yet smart a catch-all for a swell bunch of songs as you could wish for”

    ★★★★
    “Sends you home on a high. Strictly's Tom Chambers' Bobby doesn't just dance up a storm and sing – he's a fine physical comedian”