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Haverhill input in musical show at the Theatre Royal

Friday, 25th February 2011.

A Haverhill teacher and a familiar face on the Haverhill stage will both have pivotal roles in a musical production in Bury St Edmunds next month.

Head of music at Chalkstone Middle School Mark Jefferson is musical director of the Irving Club's production of Crazy For You, while Emily Mizen from Ashen is the leading lady.

Crazy for You tells the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930s playboy whose dream in life is to dance. And despite the efforts of his mother and soon-to-be-ex-fiancée, Bobby eventually achieves his dream.

The show is packed with memorable Gershwin tunes, including I Can’t Be Bothered Now, I Got Rhythm, Someone to Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, But Not For Me, Naughty Baby and Nice Work If You Can Get It.

Emily, 24, is playing the role of Polly, in her first production with the Irving Stage Company.

She said: “Crazy For You is such a great show. There are great numbers and the part of Polly is good fun in particular, as there are not many roles that involve acting, singing and dancing. It is really great to find a role that combines all three.

“I am looking forward to getting up on the stage in March. I think the Theatre Royal is beautiful. There are not many theatres with such a great history, so it’s fantastic to be able to work there.”

The former Stoke College and Long Road Sixth Form pupil made her debut on the Haverhill Arts Centre stage in the title role of Annie in 1998 with Centre Stage Company and has performed several roles with them since.

Last summer she played Miranda in Outspoken Theatre's open-air production of Shakespeare's The Tempest at East Town Park, Hundon Plough and Hildersham.

Crazy for You is on from Tuesday, March 22 – Saturday, March 26, at 7.30pm, with a matinée at 2.30pm on March 26. For tickets, call the Theatre Royal box office on 01284 769505 or go to www.theatreroyal.org

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