UK Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU Opens at Theatre Royal, Plymouth Tonight

UK Tour of CRAZY FOR YOU Opens at Theatre Royal, Plymouth Tonight

Charlotte Wakefield will play 'Polly' in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre's acclaimed production of "CRAZY FOR YOU". Charlotte joins the previously announced Tom Chambers as 'Bobby' and Caroline Flack as 'Irene'. "CRAZY FOR YOU" opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth tonight 17 August 2017.

Charlotte Wakefield made her West End debut as Wendla in "Spring Awakening", for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award. She played 'Maria' in the critically acclaimed production of "The Sound of Music" at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre receiving nominations for Best Actress in a Musical at both the Evening Standard and Olivier Awards. Her other theatre credits include Sophie in "Mamma Mia!" in the West End, Truly Scrumptious in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and Laurey in "Oklahoma!", both on national tour.

Tom Chambers 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. In 2008 he won the 6th season of "Strictly Come Dancing". He can currently be seen in the hit BBC drama "Casualty" and his other TV credits include "Holby City" and "Waterloo Road". His recent stage credits include "Private Lives" and "White Christmas" in the West End.

Caroline Flack won the 12th season of "Strictly Come Dancing" in 2014. She currently presents ITV's "Love Island" and her previous presenting credits include "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here NOW!" and "The Xtra Factor". She has also presented "The X Factor". Prior to presenting, Caroline trained in musical theatre.

The cast is completed by Arthur Boan, Daniel Bolton, Hollie Cassar, Neil Ditt, Kate-Anne Fenton, Cristopher Fry, Stacey Ghent, Matthew James Hinchcliffe, Kieran Kuypers, Kate Milner-Evans, Emma Jane Morton, Kate Robson-Stuart, Ned Rudkins-Stow, Seren Sandham-Davies and Mark Sangster.

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, "CRAZY FOR YOU" is the ultimate feel-good musical with a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers' songbook. 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.

"CRAZY FOR YOU" is Directed by The Watermill's Artistic Director, Paul Hart, with musical arrangements by Catherine Jayes (The Color Purple, Broadway). It is choreographed by Nathan M. Wright (High Society, Old Vic) and is designed by Diego Pitarch (The Addams Family). Lighting design is by Howard Hudson (In the Heights) with sound design by Tom Marshall (Legally Blonde).

"CRAZY FOR YOU" has Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, Book by Ken Ludwig, co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent. It is inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan. "CRAZY FOR YOU" was originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and ElizaBeth Williams. Original Broadway Choreography by Susan Stroman.

For more about the show, visit www.crazyforyoutour.com.


"CRAZY FOR YOU" UK TOUR 2017:

THURSDAY 17 AUGUST - SATURDAY 26 AUGUST

Theatre Royal, Plymouth www.theatreroyal.com

TUESDAY 29 AUGUST - SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

LEEDS GRAND THEATRE www.leedsgrandtheatre.com

TUESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER - SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE www.wmc.org.uk

TUESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER - SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE www.theatreroyal.co.uk

TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER - SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

DUBLIN BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

TUESDAY 26 SEPTEMBER - SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION www.southendtheatre.org.uk

TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER - SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER

THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM www.trch.co.uk

TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER - SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER

BRISTOL HIPPODROME www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome

TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER - SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER

GLASGOW KING'S THEATRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre

TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER - SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER

BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME www.birminghamhippodrome.com

TUESDAY 31 OCTOBER - SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER

NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER - SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER

SHEFFIELD LYCEUM THEATRE www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER - SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER

MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON www.mayflower.org.uk

TUESDAY 28 NOVEMBER - SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER

MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE www.atgtickets.com/venues/opera-house-manchester

TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER - SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER

LIVERPOOL EMPIRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire

PLEASE NOTE: Caroline Flack DOES NOT APPEAR AT ANY OF THE VENUES BELOW

TUESDAY 16 JANUARY - SATURDAY 20 JANUARY 2018

THE MARLOW THEATRE, CANTERBURY www.marlowetheatre.com

TUESDAY 23 JANUARY - SATURDAY JANUARY

ORCHARD THEATRE, DARTFORD www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

TUESDAY 6 FEBRUARY - SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY

WYCOMBE SWAN www.wycombeswan.co.uk

TUESDAY 27 MARCH - SATURDAY 31 MARCH

HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, ABERDEEN www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/his-majestys-theatre

TUESDAY 3 APRIL - SATURDAY 7 APRIL

EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE www.atgtickets.com/venues/edinburgh-playhouse

TUESDAY 10 APRIL - SATURDAY 14 APRIL

THE ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

TUESDAY 24 APRIL - SATURDAY 28 APRIL

SUNDERLAND EMPIRE www.atgtickets.com/venues/sunderland-empire

TUESDAY 1 MAY - SATURDAY 5 MAY

GRAND THEATRE, SWANSEA www.swansea.gov.uk/grandtheatrewhatson

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