- April 16, 2018
Starring Tom Chambers, Claire Sweeney & Charlotte Wakefield. A high energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous feel good musical
You can’t beat some glorious Gershwin, and the composer has no greater fan than Tom Chambers who is fulfilling a teenage dream by starring in the musical Crazy For You.
In a career which has featured a number of crazy twists of fate as well as some fantastic roles, Tom is relishing the chance to recapture his teenage dream and this time play the lead role in the production of Crazy For You, which is touring the UK and calling at Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 29 May – Saturday 2 June.
Tom’s big break onto the TV screen came when he landed the role of a fiercely driven doctor in Casualty. It was this role that led him into Strictly Come Dancing, where he partnered Camilla Dallerup winning the coveted glitterball.
Now it is Crazy For You which is set to take up the rest of his year. He said: “I think Crazy For You has the absolutely perfect balance of humour, story and singing. It is a bit like the show dance on Strictly, with everything slotting into place in the right order”.
I think Crazy For You has the absolutely perfect balance of humour, story and singing
As a big fan of the music of Gershwin, Tom is in heaven, getting to perform such hits as ‘I’ve Got Rhythm’, ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’ and ‘Embraceable You’. “After seeing Crazy For You as a teenager, I went and bought the original score. I used to have a weekly singing lesson at school and it would be my favourite lesson of the week. When I was at drama school, they used to say ‘will you stop singing Gershwin?’ I love Cole Porter as well but Gershwin has that sex appeal and more style, more jazz and a bit more pizazz”. So this is very definitely a dream role for him. In the words of his musical idol and another hit song from the show, Nice Work If You Can Get It!
Tuesday 29 May – Saturday 2 June
Tue – Fri 7.45pm Sat 8pm
Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm
0844 871 7650*
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NB: Tom Chambers will not be performing at the Friday evening or Saturday matinee performances