Crazy For You West End (2011)
8 October – 17 March
Music and lyrics by
GEORGE GERSHWIN and IRA GERSHWIN
Book by KEN LUDWIG
Based on the Original Broadway and
West End Choreography by SUSAN STROMAN
Co-conception by KEN LUDWIG and MIKE OCKRENT
Inspired by material by GUY BOLTON and JOHN McGOWAN
Originally produced on Broadway by ROGER HORCHOW and ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
Hailed by critics as a musical triumph, Gershwin's smash hit musical Crazy for You received more five star reviews than any other West End musical in 2011 - as well as being a double Olivier Award-winner. Packed full of George and Ira Gershwin's classic songs including "I Got Rhythm", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Embraceable You" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It".
Lottie Child/Patricia Fodor
Alexis Owen Hobbs
Holly Dale Spencer
Set & Costume Designer
Dance Arrangements & Musical Supervisor
"full of youthful exuberance...the show brims with a sassy joie de vivre" "Stephen Mear's choreography is INGENIOUS and POLISHED"
"beautifully choreographed by Stephen Mear and directed with aplomb by Timothy Sheader...this production is a glorious blaze of colour and exuberance" "IRRESISTIBLE"
"nothing short of sublime...designed to put a smile on your face"
"You'll go crazy for Gershwin's girls" "the sheer joy the company take in their work is infectious...Clare Foster is terrific...Sean Palmer is a handsome sweetheart"
"Crazily enjoyable summer treat of a musical features the best musical score in London"
"spirits soar during this delirious revival...the director, Timothy Sheader, the superbly inventive choreographer Stephen Mear and an ebullient company all spendidly delivery the goods...A DELIGHT"
"a starlit tunnel to showbiz heaven"... "Timothy Sheader's return to directing in his theatre's triumphant season conjures light and joy, wisecracks and whirling feet."
“Timothy Sheader’s excellent staging pitches it perfectly. His wittily detailed revival... shifts indoors, but loses none of its sunny disposition.” “this is an exuberant ensemble show” “this is a tonic for gloomy times”
Best Musical Revival
Olivier Awards: Won
Best Costume Design
Olivier Awards: Won