Caroline Flack to make theatre debut in Crazy For You
Caroline Flack is set to make her stage debut in 'Crazy For You'.
The 37-year-old television presenter will star as Irene in the critically acclaimed musical production, in which she will perform alongside the previously announced Tom Chambers, who will take on the role of Bobby.
Jamie Wilson Productions took to Twitter to announce the news on Friday (17.02.17) when they said: "We are delighted to announce that @carolineflack1 will be making her stage debut as Irene in @crazyforyoutour #crazyforcaroline (sic)"
'Crazy For You' has been dubbed as "high energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous" and was created by the production team behind hit musicals 'Sister Act' and 'Nativity! The Musical'.
Caroline couldn't contain her own excitement about the role, tweeting: "Dusting off my dancing shoes again ... can't wait."
According to the website for the production, "'Crazy For You' charts the troubled love story of Bobby, son of a wealthy New York banking family and frustrated Broadway hoofer, and Polly, daughter of the proprietor of a failing theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Sent to close the theatre down, Bobby falls for Polly and, in the guise of a Hungarian impresario, decides to save the theatre by putting on a show".
For Caroline - who has been trained in musical theatre - the role will encompass some of the dance skills she put to the test when she was crowned winner of UK dance competition 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2014.
Tom Chambers also appeared on the Latin and ballroom show in 2008, where he also came out in first place.
'Crazy For You' opens at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth on August 17, before heading on a UK tour which runs up until December.
'Crazy For You' UK tour dates:
17 August - 26 August - Plymouth - Theatre Royal
29 August - 02 September - Leeds - Grand Theatre
05 September - 09 September - Cardiff - Millennium Centre
12 September - 16 September - Newcastle - Theatre Royal
19 September - 23 September - Dublin - Bord Gais Energy Theatre
26 September - 30 September - Southend-on-Sea - The Cliffs Pavilion
03 October - 07 October - Nottingham - Theatre Royal
10 October - 14 October - Bristol - Hippodrome
17 October - 21 October - Glasgow - King's Theatre
24 October - 28 October - Birmingham - Hippdrome
31 October - 04 November - Norwich - Theatre Royal
07 November - 11 November - Sheffield - Lyceum Theatre
21 November - 25 November - Southampton - Mayflower Theatre
28 November - 02 December - Manchester - Opera House
05 December - 09 December - Liverpool - Empire