Mathew Craig Crazy For You West End transfer
Mathew Craig plays Lank Hawkins in Crazy For You as it transfers to the Gillian Lynne Theatre in the West End!
Theatre-mad Bobby Child is torn between his show-business dreams and his rich, demanding New York fiancée and rich, demanding New York mother who want him to run the family bank. On his mother’s insistence, he reluctantly heads west for the bygone mining town of Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a mortgage.
There he finds the mortgage in question is on a dilapidated Victorian theatre and the owner’s daughter Polly is the girl of his dreams. Desperate to prove his good faith and win her love, Bobby lights on the idea of putting on a show – complete with glamorous dancers from New York’s Follies – to save the theatre and renew the town.
This hilarious, riotously entertaining musical is packed with glorious Gershwin melodies (including Someone to Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm and They Can’t Take That Away from Me), with stunning tap dance routines guaranteed to set the spirits soaring. The witty book and dialogue are written by Ken Ludwig, who also wrote this season’s Murder on the Orient Express and is the author of the Tony Award-winning Lend Me a Tenor.
This brand new production, which celebrates the work’s 30th anniversary, was directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman at Chichester Festival theatre. Alan Williams will serve as musical supervisor and musical director, while Doug Besterman and Mark Cumberland will provide new orchestrations. Richard Pitt as the UK associate director and choreographer. Angelique Ilo will also serve as an associate director and choreographer.