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Geoids Musical Theatre bring Top Hat to Bridewell Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

GEOIDS Musical Theatre are presenting the London amateur premier of the musical Top Hat at the Bridewell Theatre – from October 31 to November 4, 2017.

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.

Packed full of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits including Cheek to Cheek, Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, Let’s Face the Music and Dance and Puttin’ on the Ritz, Top Hat is based on the RKO Motion Picture of the same name, which was released in 1935, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

It tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers, who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont.

The cast includes Paul Nicholas Dyke (as Jerry Travers), Nathalie Joel-Smith (Dale Tremont), Stephen Hewitt (Horace Hardwick), Grace Iglesias-Fernandez (Madge Hardwick), Daniel Paul (Bates) and Dan Geller (Alberto Beddini).

They are joined by Barry O’Reilly, Breeana Gardiner, Charlie Welch, Charlotte Bell, Charlotte Green, Daisy Fordham, James Ledward, Kate Vlietstra, Mark Siddall, Nichola Welch, Nicholas Dore, Paul Brookland Williams, Philippa Welch, Rebecca Thomas, Sean Westwood, Sebastiaan Douma, Siobhan Aarons, Tim Garrad, Victoria Back and Will Howells.

The production is directed by Tal Hewitt, with choreography by Charlie Welch and Lemington Ridley, musical direction by Paul Cozens, lighting by Francis Clegg and sound by Adrian Jeakins and Henry Whittaker.

Geoids Musical Theatre’s most recent productions in London include A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, On the Twentieth Century, Hair and the Central London amateur premiere of Sunset Boulevard, which ran at the Bridewell Theatre in October 2015.

This production of Top Hat is supported by Bishopsgate Institute.

Tickets are available online at www.geoidsmt.co.uk/.

Also at the Bridewell Theatre: Sedos’ production of Frankenstein (October 17 to October 21, 2017).