Summer sees the annual repertory season at the award winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the big highlight this year, looks set to be Crazy For You. Even if musicals aren’t your bag, you’ll struggle not to fall in love with George and Ira Gershwin’s glorious musical comedy.
Reuniting the multi award winning creative team from 2009’s Hello Dolly!, including director Timothy Sheader, choreographer Stephen Mear and designer Peter McKintosh, Crazy for You is chock full of classic songs such as Someone To Watch Over Me, I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You and Nice Work If You Can Get It.
Broadway veteran and Sex And The City actor, Sean Palmer and West End stalwart Clare Foster, star and we mean star as lovers Bobby and Polly while excellent support is provided by David Burt and Kim Medcalf (Sam Mitchell in Eastenders), as Bela Zangler and Irene Roth respectively.
All of the foot tapping action takes place against a backdrop of twinkling trees, in the stunning surroundings of one of London’s favourite Royal Parks. Theatregoers are welcome to bring their own picnic and Pimm’s, but why waste time preparing a picnic in the kitchen, when you can get someone else to do the job for you? Complete your open air experience by pre ordering a gourmet hamper (expect smashes spiced chickpeas, crudities, marinated olives, skewered saffron chicken and chorizo with aioli, cous cous with Mediterranean vegetables, a rich chocolate brownie, cheddar cheese and oatcakes, a glass of wine and complimentary programme) for £24.95 which will be delivered to you in the enchanting theatre grounds. Who could ask for anything more!
Crazy For You runs until 10 September. For more information visit openairtheatre.com. To pre order a picnic, call the box office on 0844 826 4242.