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Coming to Abingdon in Autumn 2018

Direct from its tremendous success in London, winning three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costumes and the Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out, this spectacular tap-tastic show makes its debut in Abingdon in October 2018.

Top Hat is based on the 1935 RKO movie and 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 & Tails’, ‘Let’s Face the Music & Dance’ and ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’, Top Hat 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 hilarious romantic comedy celebrating 1930s song, style and romance, Top Hat dazzles with beautiful costumes, breathtaking dance and a love story that will set the pulse racing!

Principal Roles

This video preview gives a flavour of the spectacular dancing that Top Hat offers, but unfortunately doesn’t show how laugh-out-loud funny it is.

Jerry Travers - an American dancing star

Dale Tremont - an attractive young socialite and model

Horace Hardwick - the bumbling producer of Travers’ show in London

Madge Hardwick - Horace’s wife and friend of Dale

Alberto Beddini - an Italian fashion designer

Bates - Horace’s valet and right hand man

Hotel guests, waiters and maids (in London and Italy), cab driver, shadow Jerry/speciality dancer, policeman, hotel manager, reporters, Lido guests, etc.

The London production had a cast of 31 on stage and there are several large choreographed dance numbers throughout the show.