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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 Theatre, Wolverhampton

Adapters: Matthew White and Howard Jacques Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Top Hat brings a touch of thirties glamour to the stage. Adapted from the RKO film of the same name and its screenplay by Dwight Taylor and Howard Jacques, Top Hat bursts onto the stage in a riot of colour and dance. The ...

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Top Hat – Festival Theatre,Edinburgh

Adaptation: Matthew White &Howard Jacques Music &Lyrics: Irving Berlin Director: Matthew White Reviewer: Dominic Corr With the wind of three Olivier Awards fresh on its heels Top Hat has every reason to be proud of their own twinkle toes, Alan Burkitt. Adapted from the 1935 film of the same name and perhaps best known outing of Fred Astaire and Ginger ...

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