Caroline Flack will make her stage debut as Irene in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre’s acclaimed production of classic George and Ira Gershwin musical Crazy For You. Flack joins the previously announced Tom Chambers as Bobby.
From the producers of Sister Act and Nativity! The Musical, the national tour of Crazy For You opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 17 August 2017.
Caroline Flack won the twelfth 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, Flack trained in musical theatre.
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 sixth 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.
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, and co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent. It is inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan.
The tour visits: Theatre Royal, Plymouth (17-26 August 2017); Wales Millennium Centre (5-9 September); Theatre Royal, Newcastle (12-16 September); Theatre Royal, Nottingham (3-7 October); Bristol Hippodrome (10-14 October); Glasgow Kings Theatre (17-21 October); Sheffield Lyceum Theatre (7-11 November); Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (21-25 November); Manchester Opera House (28 November-2 December); Liverpool Empire (5-9 December).
The production is presented by Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin.
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