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Crazy For You casting announced 17

By Open Air Theatre

The roles of Bobby Child and Polly Baker will be played by Sean Palmer and Clare Foster. Sean Palmer has worked on both stage and screen, performing in the original casts of Saturday Night Fever and Fosse and most recently playing Prince Eric in the stage production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Broadway. Sean has also appeared as Standford Blatche’s boyfriend, Marcus, in the HBO series Sex and the City. As well as playing PC Millie Brown in The Bill, Clare has performed in numerous West End productions including Avenue Q, Chicago and We Will Rock You.

Best-known for her role as Sam Mitchell in Eastenders, Kim Medcalf will play the role of Irene Roth and the highly acclaimed stage and screen actress Harriet Thorpe will take the roles of the Mother and Patricia. Harriet has recently appeared in the West End productions of Mamma Mia and Wicked as well as on screen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Having recently played corrupt detective DS Nick Henshall in Emmerdale, Michael McKell takes the role of Lank.

West End veteran David Burt will play the role of Bela Zangler. David has appeared in countless productions at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and the West End including The Beggar’s Opera (Olivier Nomination), Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida, Evita, Cats, Les Miserables, Chess, La Traviata (Olivier Nomination), Jesus Christ Superstar and The Woman in White.

Further casting includes: Rachel Stanley (Tess), Alexis Owen Hobbs (Patsy), Samuel Holmes (Eugene), Peter Martin (Everett), Lucy Anderson, Jessica Buckby, Cara Elston, Charlene Ford, Jo Goodwin, Amy Griffiths (Follies Girls), Harry Morrison, James O’Connell, Carl Sanderson, Phil Snowden, Stephen Whitson (Cowboys), Richard Jones, Josh Lacey and Jo Morris (Swings).

Clare Foster (Polly) and Kim Medcalf (Irene) will perform a medley of Gershwin hits from the show exclusively for West End Live on Saturday 18 June in Leicester Square at 3.10pm..

Crazy For You opens on 28 July 2011.

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