Top Hat tickets now on sale!

We’re pleased to announce that tickets for our autumn production of Top Hat are now on sale.

Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time. Packed full of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits – including “Cheek to Cheek”, “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails”, “Let’s Face the Music and Dance” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz” – Top Hat tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont.

An uplifting and hilarious romantic comedy celebrating 1930s song, style and romance, Top Hat dazzles with beautiful costumes, breath-taking dance and captivating comedy.

Geoids’ production of Top Hat will be London’s amateur premiere of this show and will transform the Bridewell Theatre into an Art Deco wonderland worthy of this joyful score.

Top Hat runs from Tuesday 31st October to Saturday 4th November, with performances starting at 7:30pm each night, and an additional matinee performance at 2:30pm on Saturday 4th November.

Tickets can be purchased from our online box office.

Geoids Academy autumn timetable

We are excited to be able to share the timetable for Geoids Academy from September to November. We are really lucky to have a wide range of very talented teachers joining us for this term and want to thank them all in advance for giving up their time to put us through our paces. All levels are welcome and we’ve got a great variety of sessions, so please do come along each Tuesday evening starting on Tuesday 5th September. Join the Facebook group for regular updates.

Date Class Teacher Times Venue Cost*
5/9 Musical Theatre Paul Brookland Williams 19.00 Beg
20.00 Adv
Union Theatre £5 m
£7 nm
12/9
19/9 Jazz & Body Conditioning Corin Miller 19.00 Union Theatre 2hr class
£10 m
£14 nm
26/9
3/10 Commercial / Music Video Hannah Parker Smith 19.00 Beg
20.00 Adv
Union Theatre £5 m
£7 nm
10/10
17/10 Yoga & Embodiment for Performers Nathalie Joel-Smith 19.00 Union Theatre 2hr class
£10 m
£14 nm
24/10
31/10 SHOW WEEK: NO CLASSES
7/11 Contemporary Vaughan Watts 19.00 Beg
20.00 Adv
Union Theatre £5 m
£7 nm
14/11
21/11 Lyrical/Tap Charlie Welch 19.00 Beg
20.00 Adv
TBC £5 m
£7 nm
28/11

*m=member nm=non-member

Location: The Union Theatre Dance Studio (Upstairs), 29 Union St, London, SE1 0LR.

Times: 7pm for beginners and 8pm for advanced or 7pm for everyone if we are running a blended session.

Class cost: Members – £5/£10 1hr/2hr class, non-members £7/£14 1hr/2hr class.

Top Hat cast announced

We are thrilled to share the cast for our autumn production – and the London amateur premiere – of Top Hat. Thank you so much to all those who came along to audition.

Top Hat is directed by Tal Hewitt with musical direction by Paul Cozens and choreography by Charlie Welch (Tap Choreographer) and Lemington Ridley (Ballroom Choreographer & Costume). Giles Burden returns as Technical Producer and Katy Robinson is Company Manager.

The Top Hat cast

The Ladies
Becky Thomas
Breeana Gardiner
Charlotte Bell
Charlotte Green
Daisy Fordham
Grace Iglesias Fernandez (Madge)
Kate Vlietstra
Nathalie Joel Smith (Dale)
Nichola Welch
Pippa Welch
Siobhan Aarons
Victoria Back

The Men
Barry O’Reilly
Dan Geller (Beddini)
Daniel Paul (Bates)
James Ledward
Mark Siddall
Nick Dore
Paul Brookland Williams (Men’s Dance Captain)
Paul Nicholas Dyke (Jerry)
Sean Westwood
Sebastiaan Douma
Stephen Hewitt (Horace)
Tim Garrad
Will Howells

There are still opportunities to get involved behind the scenes. If you’re interested, please email the production team on [email protected]. Tickets will be released for sale soon.

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