THE hugely popular singer and actress Claire Sweeney will be starring in the national tour of the musical, Crazy For You, which looks set to attract a good turnout when it comes to the stage of a Worcestershire theatre later this month.

She will play the role of Irene in the Watermill Theatre’s acclaimed production when it comes to Malvern’s Festival Theatre from Tuesday, January 30 to Saturday, February 3.

Claire will be joining Tom Chambers who plays Bobby and Charlotte Wakefield who plays Polly.

She has a television and theatre career which spans over 20 years.

She is probably best known for playing the role of Lindsey Corkhill in Brookside.

Other television credits include Clocking Off and Merseybeat along with a presenting role on 60 Minute Makeover and a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women.

Claire’s West End roles include Roxie Hart in Chicago and Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls.

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 the award winning Legally Blonde” She most recently appeared as Baroness Bomburst in the National Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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.

In 2008 he won the sixth season of Strictly Come Dancing and can currently be seen in the hit BBC drama Casualty.

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.