TOP HAT TOUR
Summer Strallen and Tom Chambers are starring in a new musical version of the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie Top Hat, with music by Irving Berlin.
The 1935 film of Top Hat is about American dancer Jerry Travers (played by Astaire) who is working in London for producer Horace Hardwick . When practicing his new dance routine late one night in Horace's hotel he wakes the sleeping Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers) in the room below. She knocks on his door to complain and the pair are immediately attracted to each other, but there are complications when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace who is married to her friend.
Top Hat the movie had five songs: Isn’t This A Lovely Day (To Be Caught In The Rain), Cheek To Cheek, No Strings, Piccolino and the title song Top Hat (White Tie And Tails). The production team (director Matthew White, choreographer Bill Deamer and producer Kenny Wax) also want to include Let’s Face The Music And Dance and I’m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket.
Tom Chambers has appeared in Holby City and Waterloo Road and wowed audiences on Strictly Come Dancing with his Astaire routine. He also appeared in a sell-out production of White Christmas at Sunderland Empire.
Summer Strallen playED Meg Giry in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theatre.
They are joined by Martin Ball (Horace), Vivien Parry (Madge), Ricardo Afonso (Alberto Beddini) and Stephen Boswell as the valet Bates.
Top Hat the Musical is transferring into London's West End opening at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2012.
THIS TOUR OF TOP HAT THE MUSICAL ENDED ON 31ST MARCH 2012