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Top Hat

Music and Lyrics: Irving Berlin. Based on RKO's Motion Picture
Adapted for the stage by: Matthew White and Howard Jacques.
Based on the screenplay by: Dwight Taylor and Allan Scott.

Productions

Milton Keynes Theatre, 2011
Aldwych Theatre, 2012 - ?
UK Tour, 2014 - 2015

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Milton Keynes Theatre
First performance: 16th August 2011

CharacterPlayed By
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Aldwych Theatre
First performance: 19th April 2012
Director: Matthew White. Choreographer: Bill Deamer.
Set Designer: Hildegard Bechtler. Costume Designer: Jon Morrell.
Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford. Sound Designer: Gareth Owen.
Hair & Wigs: Campbell Young. Musical Director: Dan Jackson.
Resident Director: Fenton Gray. Resident Choreographer: Kylie Anne Cruickshanks.
Orchestrations &: Arrangements: Chris Walker. Musical Supervisor: Richard Balcombe.

Feb 2013 programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Jerry TraversGavin Lee
Dale TremontKristen Beth Williams
Horace HardwickClive Hayward
Madge HardwickVivien Parry
BatesStephen Boswell
Alberto BeddiniAlex Gaumond
Maid/Lido GuestMichelle Andrews
Hotel Guest/Swing
Understudy Madge Hardwick (2nd)
Caroline Bateson
Cab Driver/Hotel Guest
Understudy Alberto Beddini
Jeremy Batt
Florist's Assistant/Italian Maid
Understudy Dale Tremont (1st)
Charlie Bull
Shadow Jerry/Speciality Dancer
Understudy Jerry Travers (1st)
Alan Burkitt
Hotel Porter/Italian WaiterMatthew Cheney
Hotel Guest/Featured Chanteuse/Countess
Understudy Madge Hardwick (1st)
Louise Davidson
Maurice/Italian Singer/Skipper
Understudy Alberto Beddini (1st)
Russell-Leighton Dixon
Hotel Guest/SwingMatt Gillett
Doorman/Lido Guest
Understudy Jerry Travers (2nd)
Jonny Godbold
Policeman/Assistant Hotel ManagerIan Goss
Resident Director/Standby
Understudy Bates (1st)
Fenton Gray
Hotel Guest/Italian WaiterAlyn Hawke
Speciality Dancer/Hotel GuestLauren Jade
English & Italian Hotel Managers/George
Understudy Horace Hardwick (2nd)
Paul Kemble
Hotel Guest/Lido GuestJenny Legg
Hotel Guest/Cab DriverMartin McCarthy
Hotel Receptionist/Lido GuestGrace McKee
Broadway Chorine/Hotel GuestDebbie Paul
Hotel Guest/SwingHolly Rostron
Hotel Guest/SwingCallum Train
Maid/Lido GuestLois Urwin
Concierge/Florist/Head Waiter
Understudy Horace Hardwick (1st), Bates (2nd)
Graham Vick
Broadway Chorine/Hotel Guest
Understudy Dale Tremont (2nd)
Alexandra Waite-Roberts
Hotel Porter/Italian WaiterAron Wild
Orchestra
Musical DirectorDan Jackson
Assistant Musical Director/Accordian/KeyboardMike Steel
ViolinMarianne Haynes
ViolinNaomi Rump
Violin/ViolaRosie Tompsett
CelloBryony James
Double BassRory Dempsey
Flute/Piccolo/Clarinet/Alto SaxMike Davis
Clarinet/Flute/Alto Sax/Bari SaxClaire McInerney
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Tenor SaxRebecca Gibson Swift
Trumpet/FlugelFraser Tannock
Trumpet/FlugelWill Smith
TromboneAndy Cole
GuitarChris Gardiner
Drum Kit/PercussionMatt French
Orchestral ManagerSylvia Addison for Music Solutions Ltd

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UK Tour, 2014 - 2015
First performance: 12th August 2014, New Wimbledon Theatre
Tuesday 12th - Saturday 23rd August 2014, New Wimbledon Theatre
Tuesday 26th August - Saturday 6th September 2014, Milton Keynes Theatre
Tuesday 9th - Saturday 20th September 2014, Newcastle Theatre Royal
Tuesday 23rd September - Saturday 4th October 2014, His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen
Tuesday 7th - Saturday 18th October 2014, Festival Theatre Edinburgh
Tuesday 21st October - Saturday 1st November 2014, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Tuesday 4th - Saturday 15th November 2014, Nottingham Theatre Royal
Tuesday 18th - Saturday 29th November 2014, Bristol Hippodrome
Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 13th December 2014, Glasgow Theatre Royal
Tuesday 23rd December 2014 - Sunday 4th January 2015, Leeds Grand Theatre
Wednesday 14th - Saturday 24th January 2015, Wales Millenium Centre Cardiff
Wednesday 28th January - Saturday 7th February 2015, Oxford New Theatre
Tuesday 10th - Saturday 21st February 2015, Manchester Opera Theatre
Tuesday 24th February - Saturday 7th March 2015, Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
Tuesday 10th - Saturday 21st March 2015, Birmingham Hippodrome
Tuesday 31st March - Saturday 11th April 2015, Norwich Theatre Royal
Tuesday 14th - Saturday 25th April 2015, Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
Tuesday 28th April - Saturday 9th May 2015, Plymouth Theatre Royal
Tuesday 12th - Saturday 23rd May 2015, Mayflower Theatre Southampton
Wednesday 27th May - Saturday 6th June 2015, Dublin Bord Gais Theatre
Tuesday 16th - Sunday 21st June 2015, Churchill Theatre Bromley
Wednesday 24th June - Saturday 4th July 2015, Empire Theatre Sunderland
Tuesday 7th - Saturday 18th July 2015, New Victoria Theatre Woking
Tuesday 21st - Saturday 25th July 2015, COngress Theatre Eastbourne
Director: Matthew White. Choreographer: Bill Deamer.
Costume Designer: Jon Morrell. Set Designer: Hildegard Bechtler.
Hair & Wigs: Campbell Young. Sound Designer: Gareth Owen.
Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford. Resident Director: David McKechnie.

September 2014 Souvenir Brochure cast
CharacterPlayed By
Jerry TraversAlan Burkitt
Dale TremontCharlotte Gooch
Horace HardwickClive Hayward
Marge HardwickRebecca Thornhill
Alberto BeddiniSebastien Torkia
BatesJohn Conroy
Florist's Assistant/Ensemble
Understudy Dale Tremont (2nd)
Lucy Ashenden
Ensemble/SwingThomas Audibert
Ensemble/Swing
Understudy Madge Hardwick (2nd)
Caroline Bateson
Hotel Guest/Lido GuestSophie Camble
Bell Boy/EnsembleMatthew Caputo
Broadway Chorine/Lido GuestKristy Cullen
Hotel Guest/Lido Guest/Swing
Understudy Bates (2nd)
Paul Farrell
Concierge/Italian Policeman
Understudy Horace Hardwick (2nd)
Ian Goss
Hotel Receptionist/Lido Guest
Understudy Madge Hardwick (1st)
Carys Gray
Hotel GuestAlyn Hawke
Hotel Maid/Speciality DancerRebecca Hodge
Hotel Doorman/Lido GuestSamuel Humphreys
Hotel Guest/Lido GuestThomas Inge
Shadow Jerry/Speciality Dancer
Understudy Alberto Beddini (2nd)
Thomas-Lee Kidd
Hotel Managers/George
Understudy Horace Hardwick (1st), Bates (1st)
David McKechnie
Maurice/Florist
Understudy Alberto Beddini (1st)
John McManus
Hotel Maid/Lido GuestSarah-Marie Maxwell
Bell Boy/Ensemble
Understudy Jerry Travers (2nd)
George Olney
Assistant Hotel Manager
Understudy Jerry Travers (1st)
Ben Palmer
Ensemble/SwingHolly Rostron
Hotel Guest/Lido GuestMaria Ward
Broadway Chorine/Lido GuestAmy West
Soubrette/Ensemble
Understudy Dale Tremont (1st)
Monique Young
Orchestra
Musical DirectorJae Alexander
Assistant Musical Director/Keyboard/AccordionJoe Hood
ViolinOliver Lewis
Violin/ViolaRosie Tompsett
Double BassHarrison Wood
Flute/Piccolo/Clarinet/Alto SaxJeff Daly
Clarinet/Flute/Alto Sax/Bari SaxSarah James
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Tenor SaxMartin Kerrigan
Trumpet/FlugelFraser Tannock
Trumpet/FlugelStephen Gilbey
TromboneMike Feltham
Drum Kit/PercussionBen Brooker

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