From 5th February 2013, joining the previously announced Gavin Lee who will play Jerry Travers are Broadway actress Kristen Beth Williams as Dale Tremont, Alex Gaumond as Alberto Beddini and Clive Hayward as Horace Hardwick.
Vivien Parry continues as Madge Hardwick and Stephen Boswell as Horace’s valet Bates.
Seventy-seven years after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dazzled Hollywood’s silver screen with one of the most iconic dance musicals of all time, RKO Pictures’ Top Hat has arrived in the West End. Judging by the sensational reviews, standing ovations and sold out theatres across the country on its pre-West End tour, it has been well worth the wait. London theatre tickets have been selling very well for this fabulous musical as it shows it still retains its magic.
Full of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits including Cheek to Cheek, Let’s Face the Music & Dance, Isn’t It a Lovely Day to Be Caught in the Rain, Top Hat, White Tie & Tails. The musical also includes stunning tap, romantic ballroom and a little bit of Busby Berkeley thrown in for good measure. Top Hat is a giddy, glorious celebration of 1930s song and dance, featuring magnificent scenes, over 200 costumes and a love story that will set the pulses racing!
Our earlier interviews with:
“Jerry is happy go lucky. He has the whole world at his finger tips and literally floats his way through life being a global entertainment star. He has a cheeky witty sense of humour and loves chasing the ladies.”
“I chose to approach the part of Dale as an actor rather than imitating Ginger Rogers. I wanted to explore who Dale was. Ginger Rogers has always been my idol, but I wanted to use Ginger as inspiration rather than imitation.”
Matinees: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Monday 7th January 2013