Words by Eve Moore,
This February, the triple Olivier Award winning musical Top Hat took to the stage of the Lyceum Theatre to delight audiences with fancy footwork, stunning sets and magical music.
A ‘West End whopper’ that would have Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers smiling with approval, the romantic comedy celebrates the glamour of the 1930’s, Hollywood’s golden age. Making its debut in Sheffield direct from the success it found in London, the national tour will also visit Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and Dublin, amongst many others, before concluding in Eastbourne on the 25th July. With over 200 breathtaking costumes, the stage adaptation of Irving Berlin’s novel captivates from start to finish.
Including some of his greatest hits, namely ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’, ‘Cheek to Cheek’, and ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’, the musical oozes both style and romance merged with a spectacular orchestra and lavish choreography, a recipe that audiences can’t resist tapping their toes to. Watch the story unfold as the character Jerry Travers (Alan Burkitt), Broadway sensation and hopeless romantic, effortlessly dances his way across Europe in order to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont (Charlotte Gooch).
Not only does a tremendously talented ensemble take over the stage with the flawless choreography of Bill Deamer, but the backdrop also breathes life into the production thanks to the sheer talent of set designer Hildegard Bechtler.
Top Hat is an enjoyable and totally irresistible dance musical which should definitely not be missed!
Tickets available from Sheffield Theatres!
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