Claire Sweeney will play the role of Irene in the national tour of the Watermill Theatre’s acclaimed production of Crazy for you when it plays at Hall For Cornwall in February 2018.

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical with a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook. Mistaken identities, plot twists, heartbreak, happiness and a wealth of memorable tunes, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You, all feature in this exhilarating celebration of the great Broadway musicals.

Claire Sweeney, who joins Tom Chambers in the role of Bobby and Charlotte Wakefield as Polly. has a television and theatre career which spans over 20 years, and is probably best known for playing the role of Lindsey Corkhill in Brookside.

Her West End roles include Roxie Hart in Chicago and Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, and she previously played the title role in Educating Rita at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and prior to that, played Paulette in the UK tour of Legally Blonde.

Tom Chambers created the role of Jerry Travers in the West End musical Top Hat, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and in 2008 he won the sixth season of Strictly Come Dancing.

Charlotte Wakefield made her West End debut as Wendla in Spring Awakening, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award. She played Maria in the critically acclaimed production of The Sound of Music at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and her other theatre credits include Sophie in Mamma Mia! in the West End, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Laurey in Oklahoma!

The cast is completed by Arthur Boan, Daniel Bolton, Hollie Cassar, Neil Ditt, Kate-Anne Fenton, Cristopher Fry, Stacey Ghent, Matthew James Hinchliffe, Kieran Kuypers, Kate Milner-Evans, Emma Jane Morton, Kate Robson-Stuart, Ned Rudkins-Stow, Seren Sandham-Davies, Mark Sangster and Abi Casson Thompson.

Crazy for You is directed by The Watermill’s artistic director, Paul Hart, with musical arrangements by Catherine Jayes, is choreographed by Nathan M. Wright and designed by Diego Pitarch. Lighting design is by Howard Hudson with sound design by Tom Marshall.

It is at the Hall For Cornwall in Truro from Tuesday, February 13, to Saturday, February 17, at 7.30pm, with matinees at 2.30pm on the Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. For tickets and information go to or call 01872 262466.