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Top Hat

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Closed October 26, 2013

A musical like this comes around once in a lifetime.

Sunday Telegraph

Why See Top Hat?

MusicalsDance & BalletOlivier Winners

Winner of three Olivier Awards including Best New Musical!

Irrepressible Broadway sensation Jerry Travers dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society model Dale Tremont.

Packed full of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits, such as Let’s Face the Music and Dance, Cheek to Cheek and Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, stunning tap, romantic ballroom and a little bit of Busby Berkeley thrown in for good measure,

Top Hat is a giddy, glorious celebration of 1930s song and dance, featuring magnificent sets, over 200 costumes and a love story that will set the pulses racing!

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Dates

Previews from: 19 April 2012

Opening night: 9 May 2012

Audience

Top Hat is suitable for audiences aged 5 and upwards

Run time

Two hours and 50 minutes with one interval

Cast and Creative

Cast

Gavin Lee as Jerry Travers
Kristen Beth Williams as Dale Tremont
Vivien Parry as Madge Hardwick
Stephen Boswell as Bates
Clive Hayward as Horace Hardwick
Ricardo Alfonso as Alberto Beddini

Creative

Directed by Matthew White
Design by Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting by Peter Mumford
Choreography by Bill Deamer
Costume by Jon Morrell
Musical direction by Daniel Jackson
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
Screenplay by Dwight Taylor & Allan Scott adapted by Matthew White & Howard Jacques.

Awards

2013 Olivier Awards
BEST NEW MUSICAL
BEST COSTUME DESIGN - Jon Morrell
BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER - Bill Deamer

What we thought

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