Where: Novello Theatre, Aldwych, London WC2B 4LD
How much: £25-£62.50 (£10 tickets available on lastminute.com)
How long: 2 hours 40 minutes
Merchandise: Small programme £4 / CD £10
Review performance date: Friday 9th March 2012
I had never heard much about this show, but when I heard it was closing on 17th March and I saw £10 tickets available on lastminute.com I thought why not go and check it out!
I was expecting to be in the nose bleed seats (upper circle) and knew you get what you pay for, so I was hoping the show would be good and it wouldn’t matter where I was sitting. When I collected the tickets from the box office and saw I had been upgraded, not only to the stalls but to front row (front row is actually row c) I was very happy! Big thanks to the Novello theatre for that… it made the evening much more special).
The show is set in the 1930’s where we meet Bobby Child, the banker who dreams of being a dancer. He is sent to repossess an old theatre in an outback american town where he decides to help the town pull together and put on a show in order to raise the funds to pay the debt and keep the theatre. He falls in love with Polly (the only girl that lives in the town), however the feeling is not mutual. Bobby decides to pose as the New York theatre producer Zangler to try to win her over once again. Things go well until the real Zangler turns up and all hell breaks loose!
This musical is so much fun, singing, dancing, and a great story to go with it.
A fantastic cast including Harriet Thorpe (Brittas Empire), Samuel Holmes and James O’Connell (who I swooned over for the whole performance!)
It is safe to say I went crazy for Crazy For You and came out of the theatre still dancing! If you haven’t seen it, there’s only a week left and you’ll be sorry if you miss it!