Posted in Musicals, Theatre

Putting on my top hat

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“Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time”

The triple Olivier award-winning stage adaptation of classic movie Top Hat is currently on tour and is a must see for all fans of old black and white film and Strictly Come Dancing alike. With hit song after hit song by Irving Berlin, sumptuous costumes, extravagant art deco sets and killer footwork, Top Hat is top class theatrical entertainment.

Broadway hoofer Jerry Travers (Alan Burkitt) is in London for the opening of his new show when he falls for the charms of society model Dale Tremont (Charlotte Gooch). But this being a musical comedy, the path to true love runs far from smooth. Chuck in a case of mistaken identity, a highly strung Italian fashion designer, a trip to Venice and a butler turned detective (the brilliant John Conroy), and it’s a safe bet that there may be trouble ahead.

The dance numbers in Top Hat are superbly choreographed and effortlessly performed. There’s tap. There’s American smooth. There’s evening dress and long swishy dresses with marabou feathers. What more could you wish for? Musical highlights include Puttin’ On The Ritz, Isn’t It a Lovely Day to be Caught in the Rain, Cheek to Cheek, Let’s Face the Music and Dance, and Top Hat, White Tie and Tails. Again, what more could you wish for?

How did I feel while watching Top Hat? In the words of Mr Berlin himself, “Heaven, I’m in heaven…”

And you’ll be in heaven too if you get a ticket for this fantastic show.



Prone to magpie tendencies, I enjoy nothing more than musing – in pictures and in words – on a few of my favourite things.

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