Search

Caroline Flack to star in new production of the musical Crazy for You

PUBLISHED: 12:04 17 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:31 17 February 2017

Caroline Flack is set to star in the musical Crazy for You. Photo: Nathan Pask.

Caroline Flack is set to star in the musical Crazy for You. Photo: Nathan Pask.

Nathan Pask

She wowed the crowds when she danced to victory on the TV show Strictly Come Dancing, and now Norfolk’s Caroline Flack is set to star in a new touring musical.

She will be joining fellow Strictly champion Tom Chambers in the show Crazy for You which will be heading to Norwich Theatre Royal at the end of October as part of its tour.

The show tells the story of Bobby (Tom Chambers), a banker sent to close down a failing theatre and who falls for the daughter of the building’s proprietor despite being engaged to the feisty Irene, who will be played by Caroline.

Mistaken identities, plot twists, heartbreak and happiness ensue in a storyline set to an all-singing, all-dancing Gershwin soundtrack featuring songs including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You.

Ms Flack, who grew up near Thetford and went to Great Hockham Primary School and Wayland High School, trained in musical theatre before becoming a TV star presenting The Xtra Factor and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here NOW!

She raised the glitterball trophy in 2014 when she won Strictly Come Dancing with her dance partner Pasha Kovalev.

Mr Chambers, who is currently playing Sam Strachan in the BBC One show Casualty, was also crowned Strictly champion a few years earlier, after winning the 2008 competition with partner Camilla Dallerup.

He is also no stranger to Norwich audiences, having starred in Top Hat at Norwich Theatre Royal in 2011.

Stephen Crocker, Norwich Theatre Royal’s chief executive, said: “We are so excited to welcome Caroline on stage here for the first time. It is always a huge thrill to be able to showcase home-grown talent and we are delighted she will be part of the Crazy For You cast. What a treat it will be for her family and friends across Norfolk too.

“The production itself is highly anticipated and our audiences are also no strangers to the on-stage style and flair of Tom Chambers. We are expecting huge interest in the show when it goes on sale this Spring.”

Crazy For You will be at Norwich Theatre Royal from October 31 to November 4.

Tickets will go on sale in the spring.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Diss Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Diss Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Diss Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other news

Almost 600 churches across Norfolk and Waveney feature in the latest Diocese of Norwich guide to some of the most beautiful buildings in the region.

Wymondham Heritage Museum will hold its official opening for its new season on Monday, March 27.

We may have lost an hour in bed this morning - but the region has been treated to glorious blue skies and sunshine for start of British Summer Time.

Around 30 private gardens and courtyards are set to open this summer as part of the Eye Open Gardens Festival.

Most Read

Tue, 11:12

Shocking dash-cam footage has emerged of a road rage incident on the A140 in Norfolk where a driver performed a U-turn and then rammed head-on into another car.

Read more
Thu, 13:56

A Greggs store which closed unexpectedly for the second time in a year has closed for a refit, it has been revealed.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:38

Onlookers marvelled as they got a got a rare glimpse of one of the country’s most historic steam engines passing through the county.

Read more
Thu, 07:00

Its supporters have eagerly been waiting for the curtains to open on what will be a new chapter in a historic arts venue’s future.

Read more
Heritage Lottery Fund
Yesterday, 08:00

Alien Ant Invasion could be the title of a 1950s B-movie. But there is nothing fictional about the army of tiny insects that are on the brink of crossing the border into Norfolk.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 5°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter