Filled with exquisite dance numbers, catchy compositions and breathtaking theatrical bits, Top Hat brings Hollywood grandeur to the stage. The nostalgic appeal of the show stirs up many beautiful memories and makes the show a wonderful ride to the past. After enjoying success during the UK tour, Top Hat has moved to the West End which has opened new avenues of fame for the show. Experience the charm, glamour and magical fun of the 1930s at Aldwych Theatre.
Top Hat Musical
Let's Face the Music & Dance, Cheek to Cheek, White Tie & Tails, Puttin' on the Ritz, Top Hat
3 Laurence Olivier Awards, 1 Evening Standard Award
Top Hat- Basis
The show is based on 1935 movie of the same name. Featuring astounding musical numbers by the legendary lyricist and composer Irving Berlin, the movie became a smash hit. It starred beautiful screen couple Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and turned out to be a great comedy musical by Mark Sandrich. The stage musical takes its basis from the movie and reinvigorates this masterpiece with an unforgettable theatrical touch.
With little modifications suitable for the stage, Top Hat musical premiered at the Milton Keynes Theatre in August 2011. The musical gained popularity more quickly than expected and the show embarked on its first UK tour. It hit the leading theatres throughout UK and amused hordes of audiences with its remarkable vibe and freshness. With little changes in the cast, the show transferred to the West End in 2012. It opened at the Aldwych Theatre in May 2012. Proving to be a great crowd pleaser, the musical received positive reviews from the theatre critics and won various accolades in 2013. Due to the increasing demand of the Top Hat tickets, the run of the musical was extended and it still plays at the Aldwych Theatre.
Revamping the original score created by one of the greatest musicians, Irving Berlin, the ensemble set the stage ablaze with the popular songs. For theatrical adaptation, the book was written by Mathew White and Howard Jacques. Mathew White, with his blessed artistic vision, directed the show that turned out to be the “Best Musical”. Besides Top Hat, his direction credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Sweet Charity, The Woman in Black, Carousel, The Magic Flute and many others. White has also acted in world famous musicals like The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Chicago, and Cinderella. The fantastic choreography is done by the Laurence Olivier winning Bill Deamer. His lively flair adds beauty to the original score and makes the musical a wonderful spectacle. As a choreographer, Deamer has worked in many other popular productions such as the revived version of Love Never Dies, Evita and Jekyll and Hyde. The beautiful costumes for the show are designed by Jon Morrell for which he won Laurence Olivier Award. He has contributed his talents for staging and design to numerous musicals, ballets and operas. Some of these include Talk of the City, Partenope and A Guide to Strange Places.
A Visual Treat
The show features mega hits from the golden period of musicals that come with a blissful touch of stunning dance sequences. The musical can be described as a visual treat for theatergoers as it will have them clapping their hands and tapping their feet along with the performers. So if you love dance and music, then Top Hat is the perfect show for you.