It’s time to ‘put on your top hat and brush off your tails’
Seventy-seven years after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers lit up Hollywood’s silver screen with one of the greatest dance musicals of all time, RKO Pictures’ TOP HAT is coming to the West End’s Aldwych Theatre. Judging by the sensational reviews, standing ovations and sold out theatres around the country on its pre-London tour, it has been well worth the wait.
Tom Chambers (Holby City heartthrob and Strictly Come Dancing winner) plays the irrepressible Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society model Dale Tremont, played by triple Olivier Award nominee Summer Strallen (Love Never Dies, The Sound of Music, The Drowsy Chaperone). 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!
‘AN ENORMOUS EXPLOSION OF SHEET ESCAPISM’ Whatsonstage.com, September 2011
‘A DELIGHT FROM FIRST TO LAST. YOU SIMPLY COULDN’T ASK FOR MORE’ Chichester Observer, September 2011
‘THE STANDING OVATION SAID IT ALL. FABULOUS’ Birmingham Post, September 2011