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Top Hat Dances Into The Opera House

The classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers’ musical comes to town in February

Published on January 26th 2015.

Top Hat Dances Into The Opera House


This triple Olivier Award-winning musical is showing from 10-21 February

An uplifting and hilarious romantic comedy celebrating 1930s song, style and romance, Top Hat dazzles with over 200 beautiful costumes, breathtaking dance and a love story that will set the pulse racing!

This production also includes Irving Berlin favourites ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ and ‘Puttin’ On the Ritz’

Performed by a cast of 29 and accompanied by 11 live musicians, the musical comedy includes Irving Berlin classics from the movie such as ‘Cheek to Cheek’, ‘Isn’t It a Lovely Day to be Caught in the Rain’ and ‘Top Hat, White Tie and Tails’.  This production also includes Irving Berlin favourites ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’ and ‘Puttin’ On the Ritz’.


Alan Burkitt started his career winning the All England Tap Dancer of the Year award. A member of the original West End cast of Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre, Burkitt understudied the lead role and received rave reviews when he stood in on press night – a success story documented by Channel 4 for the TV series ‘The Sound of Musicals’.

Charlotte Gooch took over the lead role of Dale Tremont from Summer Strallen in the West End. Gooch performed the lead role of Penny Johnson in Dirty Dancing in the West End and also in the original national tour. Other recent stage credits include the lead role of Sandy in Grease (UK Tour), Cats (German Tour) and the workshop of Swing Time, dancing a duet with Anton du Beke.


Behind the scenes, the team is packed with Olivier Award talent, including choreographer Bill Deamer, set designer Hildegard Bechtler, costume designer Jon Morrell and sound designer Gareth Owen. The show’s director is Matthew White.

Top Hat is at the Opera House, Manchester from Tuesday 10 to Saturday 21 February 2015. Tickets are on sale now from £16 plus booking fee.

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