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Strictly Ballroom The Musical – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Sam Lips and Gemma Sutton in Strictly Ballroom at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Writer: Baz Luhrmann &Craig Pearce Music:  Various Director  &Choreographer: Drew McOnie Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Following a successful Australian run, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical is making its UK Première at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.  First produced as a stage play in 1984, it was reimagined for film in 1992, with original Director and Co-Writer Luhrmann also directing. This proved ...

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Top Hat – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Adaptors: Matthew White &Howard Jacques Choreographer: Bill Deamer Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Marina Spark The 1935 movieTop Hat, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, is an iconic Hollywood classic. The musical, which was adapted for the stage five years ago, has received accolade after accolade. The 2014/15 tour is no different. As soon as the overture ...

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Top Hat – Opera House, Manchester

Book: Matthew White &Howard Jacques Music/Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Craig Hepworth It’s very surprising that it took this long to put the classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film Top Hat on to the stage, after all this was probably their most successful movie partnership and features a classic score and some outstanding choreography, it seems tailor ...

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Top Hat – New Theatre, Oxford

Adapters: Matthew White and Howard Jacques Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Bethaney Rimmer Top Hat is like a luxurious warm hug on a cold January night; you’re bound to leave the theatre feeling bright, breezy, and in high spirits after more than two hours of being immersed in this jovial musical comedy. The original film of ...

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Top Hat – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Adaptors: Matthew White &Howard Jacques Director: Matthew White Choreographer: Bill Deamer Reviewer: Barbara Michaels All the glamour of a bygone era is recreated in Top Hat, a musical extravaganza packed with songs and dance numbers executed with panache and style by both its stars and talented ensemble. More of a champagne cocktail with sugar around the ...

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Top Hat – The Grand, Leeds

Writer: Dwight Taylor and Allan Scott Music: Irving Berlin Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Sue Collier One rarely gives a show top marks as five stars should only be given to the most superb of productions. It is therefore a great pleasure to experience an evening of such quality entertainment as presented throughout the entire performance of Top ...

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Top Hat – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

  Adaptation: Matthew White &Howard Jacques Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Adapted from the 1935 RKO musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, writer Howard Jaques and director Matthew White transport us back to the golden age of Hollywood and a glamorous, if more simple time: an era when plot lines were lighter than ...

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Top Hat – Bristol Hippodrome

Music/Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Naomi Stevens Set in 1935, Top Hat is everything you would expect from a classic musical. The original film, famous for names such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, means expectations are high for glitz, glamour and a dancing spectacle and this production, adapted from the RKO movie, does not disappoint. The plot, ...

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