“A fantastic spectacle of a show"
Based on the 1930 George and Ira Gershwin musical ‘Girl Crazy’ this revival has swept into London’s West End with all the gusto of a tap dancing showgirl. Making the Gillian Lynne Theatre it’s home following a successful run in Chichester ‘Crazy for You’ is a delightfully bubbly old style musical.
The story is not one that will break ground but it’s a charming farce that brings delight to the audience. We follow Bobby Child on his mission to achieve his dream of being a dancer in the Zangler Follies. He moves to a desolate western town ‘Deadrock’ where he meets a vast array of fun characters. Love is the main theme here and there are some wonderful fun moments throughout. The story isn’t really what’s important in this show though, it’s the dancing that is the real star. Director and Choreographer Susan Stroman has done an exceptional job with this show, giving us the big glitzy group numbers, smaller intimate ballroom routines and inventive routines that elicit gasps of amazement from the audience. The ‘Mirror Movement’ scene between Boddy and Zangler (Tom Edden) in particular is very clever and well directed, a wonder to watch with both actors moving perfectly in sync.