Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Gershwins’ musical is one to go crazy for

AN award-winning Broadway musical featuring the cream of the Gershwin brothers’ songbook opens at the Watermill

AN award-winning Broadway musical featuring the cream of the Gershwin brothers’ songbook opens at the Watermill Theatre in Bagnor on Thursday (July 28).

Crazy For You runs until September 17 with a stellar cast that includes actor Tom Chambers, who won Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. He will play the role of Bobby.

West End leading lady, Caroline Sheen, whose extensive theatre credits include Les Misérables, Mamma Mia! and playing the leading role in Mary Poppins (UK/US tour) makes her Watermill debut as Polly.

Paul Hart, the Watermill’s artistic and executive director, will direct. He said: “For my first musical at the Watermill, I was looking for something that would continue and develop the theatre’s great tradition of actor-musicianship.

Crazy For You is a musical that pushes performers to the limit but is also a masterpiece in musicality. I felt we could bring songs like I Got Rhythm and Slap That Bass to life in a whole new way with actors who play, dance and sing. This offers up exciting possibilities for this musical, which is a great celebration of theatre.”



Tickets are £18 to £31. To book, call 01635 46044 or visit www.watermill.org.uk



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