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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 – 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 – 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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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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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Music &Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: James Brining Reviewer: Seb Farrell [rating:5] The multi award winning seminal Sondheim piece about a murderous barber seeking vengeance and his cunning cohort pie shop owner Mrs Lovett has been both wowing and turning the stomachs of audiences since its Broadway debut in 1979 and now it’s settling in for a month ...

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