TV presenter Caroline Flack will make her stage debut alongside Tom Chambers in Crazy For You, opening on 17 August 2017 as part of The Watermill Theatre’s national tour.
Flack and Chambers are no strangers to the dance floor, having both separately won Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 and 2008 respectively. Now the two will join forces as Irene and Bobby in the Gershwin musical Crazy For You, which originally debuted in the UK in 1992 and won 3 Olivier Awards (including Best New Musical). It was revived again in 2011 and won a further 2 Olivier Awards (including Best Musical Revival).
Caroline Flack 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. 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 (Best Actor in a Musical). His recent stage credits include Private Lives and White Christmas in the West End.
High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, Crazy For You is a classic feel-good, romantic comedy musical – 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 a celebration of great Broadway musicals. The new production is directed by The Watermill’s Artistic Director, Paul Hart, with musical arrangements by Catherine Jayes (The Color Purple on Broadway). It is choreographed by Nathan M. Wright (High Society at 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).
The touring production opens at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on 17 August 2017. Visit the website for further tour information and to buy tickets.