Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood's golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire's and Ginger Rogers' world-famous dance partnership to the stage. This 2011 musical based on the 1935 film of the same name, tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont. An uplifting and entertaining romantic comedy celebrating 1930s song, style and romance, Top Hat features fourteen songs by Irving Berlin. These include some of his greatest hits such as "Cheek to Cheek", "Puttin' on the Ritz" and "Let's Face the Music & Dance". 

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Irving Berlin

With a life that spanned more than 100 years and a catalogue that boasts over 1,000 songs, Irving Berlin (1888-1989) epitomized Jerome Kern’s famous maxim that “Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.” Berlin wrote scores to 13 Broadway musicals, ...

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Howard Jacques

Howard Jacques co-wrote the book for TOP HAT at the Aldwych Theatre which was nominated for seven Laurence Olivier Awards winning three including Best New Musical 2013 as well as the Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out. It played in the West End for almost two years and ...

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Matthew White

Matthew's writing credits include TOP HAT (R&H) which enjoyed a successful West End run at the Adelphi Theatre, toured Britain and Japan, and which won three Olivier awards including Best New Musical; MR STINK, a theatrical adaptation of David Walliams's best-selling novel (L ...
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