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Top Hat

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Gavin Lee and Kristen Beth Williams star in the stage adaptation of the classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance film. Read More >

Gavin Lee and Kristen Beth Williams star in the stage adaptation of the classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance film Top Hat.

The theatrical production of Top Hat, which includes a plethora of memorable Irving Berlin songs, stars Lee as famous America tap dancer Jerry Travers, who arrives in London ready to appear in his first West End show. When he meets the irresistible Dale Tremont he realises she is the girl of his dreams and chases her across Europe in an attempt to win her heart.

Among the Berlin classics in Top Hat that will get toes tapping both on and off-stage are Let’s Face The Music And Dance, Isn’t It A Lovely Day To Be Caught In The Rain and Top Hat White Tie And Tails.

Top Hat’s director Matthew White has previously directed hit productions of Sweet Charity and Little Shop Of Horrors. Both began life at the intimate Menier Chocolate Factory, proving so successful that they transferred to larger theatres in the West End.

Top Hat comes is presented by arrangement with RKO Pictures LLC, Warner Bros Theatre Ventures Inc. and the Irving Berlin Music Company.

WINNER – 2013 Olivier Awards for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design (Jon Morrell), and Autograph Sound Award for Best Theatre Choreographer (Bill Deamer).

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 19/04/2012

Opening Night: 09/05/2012

Closing Night: 26/10/2013

Running time: 2h35

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Cast & Creative


Gavin Lee, Kristen Beth Williams, Clive Hayward, Vivien Parry, Russell-Leighton Dixon, Stephen Boswell


Director - Matthew White

Producer - Kenny Wax, Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley, Ted Hartley, Flora Suk-Hwa Yoon and Lee Menzies

Choreographer - Bill Deamer

Lighting Designer - Peter Mumford

Set Designer - Hildegard Bechtler

Sound - Gareth Owen

Author - Based on the screenplay by Dwight Taylor and Allan Scott

Lyrics By - Irving Berlin

Music By - Irving Berlin


About Aldwych Theatre

49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF

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