Charlotte Wakefield will play Polly in the upcoming national tour of Crazy For You.
She will join the previously announced Tom Chambers as ‘Bobby’ and Caroline Flack as ‘Irene’.
Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin have announced this casting today, of the Watermill Theatre’s acclaimed production of “CRAZY FOR YOU”. The show will open at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, on 17th 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, Holly 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.
Tour dates are as follows:
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
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