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.
Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers and West End & TV Star Claire Sweeney appear in this multi-award winning, romantic comedy, with Charlotte Wakefield as Polly (Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).
Charting the troubled love story of Bobby, son of a wealthy New York banking family and frustrated Broadway hoofer, and Polly, daughter of the proprietor of a failing theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Sent to close the theatre down, Bobby falls for Polly and, in the guise of a Hungarian impresario, decides to save the theatre by putting on a show.
Claire Sweeney has a television and theatre career spanning more then 20 years.
Having shot to fame playing Lindsey Corkhill in Brookside, other television credits include Clocking Off and Merseybeat along with a presenting role on 60 Minute Makeover and appearances as a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women.
Claire’s West End roles include Roxie Hart in Chicago and Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls.
She previously played the title role in Educating Rita at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and prior to that, played Paulette in the UK tour of the award winning Legally Blonde. She most recently appeared as Baroness Bomburst in the national tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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.
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.
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 hitting the Venue Cymru stage from Tuesday, February 27, until Saturday, March 3. Book tickets now via www.venuecymru.co.uk or call 01492 872000.