Strictly Come Dancing champ Tom Chambers brings Crazy for You to Ipswich Regent
Crazy for You visits Ipswich Regent
Holby City and Casualty star Tom Chambers hotfoots it to the Ipswich Regent next year for the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You.
The multi-award winning romantic comedy features a Gershwin brothers’ score including numbers like I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me and Nice Work If You Can Get It.
The musical charts the troubled love story of Bobby, son of a wealthy New York banking family and frustrated Broadway hoofer, and Polly, daughter of the owner of the failing theatre he’s sent to close down. He falls for Polly and, in the guise of a Hungarian impresario, decides to save it by putting on a show.
Starring in the show is the fulfilment of a teenage dream for Strictly Come Dancing champion Tom.
He said: “It was the very first live musical I ever saw on stage and it just filled me with so much entertainment and wonder. It was amazing to see what they did with the theatre space and how the story was told. It was the only bit of theatre which truly inspired me.
“Taking it on was a no brainer. I always loved the song and dance happy entertainer shows like Singin’ in The Rain, Me and My Girl and Crazy For You. I think Crazy for You has the absolutely perfect balance of humour, story and singing.
“There are so many musicals that are heavy on just one element but this show has the perfect combination of everything. It is a bit like the show dance on Strictly, with everything slotting into place in the right order.”
• Crazy For You visits the Regent February 20-24. Tickets go on sale noon Monday.