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.

Top Hat production team and auditions announced

We’re very excited to announce the production team and audition dates for Top Hat. The show will be at the Bridewell Theatre each evening at 7:30pm from Tuesday 31st October to Saturday 4th November 7:30pm with an additional matinee on Saturday 4th at 2:30pm.

Top Hat production teamOur fantastic production team have been working behind the scenes and are ready and raring to go. They are…

Director: Tal Hewitt
Musical Director: Paul Cozens
Costume Designer & Ballroom Choreographer: Lemington Ridley
Tap Choreographer: Charlie Welch
Technical Producer: Giles Burden
Company Manager: Katy Robinson

Auditions will take place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July with recalls on Sunday 6th August. For full information on auditioning, including how to book your place, download the audition notice (PDF).

Summer term at the Geoids Academy

Join us on a Tuesday night at the Union Theatre dance studio, SE1 0LR for the Geoids Academy.

We have a sterling line up of teachers set between now and A Chorus Line covering Latin & Ballroom, Ballet and Musical Theatre Jazz.

Date Teacher Style
13 June Honor Roche Samba/Viennese Waltz
20 June Honor Roche Rumba/Charleston
27 June Vaughan Watts Ballet
4 July Vaughan Watts Ballet
11 July Nikki Welch Musical Theatre Jazz
18 July No class – A Chorus Line show weeek

Beginners classes are at 7pm with advanced at 8pm. For full details, visit the Geoids Academy page.

Auditions for A Chorus Line

With our sold out run of My Fair Lady fast approaching, our very different summer musical is already in pre-production.

Initial auditions for A Chorus Line – which requires a cast of strong dancers – will take place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd April with recalls on Sunday 23rd. Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday 26th April.

The show will have seven performances, from Tuesday 18th to Sunday 23rd July, with evening performances Tuesday to Saturday and matinees on both the Saturday and Sunday.

For full information on auditioning, including how to book your place, download the audition notice (PDF).

First look at Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins

Here’s your first look at the protagonists from April’s production of the classic musical My Fair Lady.

Mimi Kroll (Eliza Doolittle) and Stephen Russell (Henry Higgins) headed out in the early morning to Covent Garden, where the two characters meet, to capture these photos.

Eliza Doolittle

Henry Higgins

Styling was by Lemington Ridley, who is choreographing the show and designing costumes. Photography was by director Daniel Penfold.

My Fair Lady runs from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th April. Tickets are on sale now from our online box office.

My Fair Lady tickets on sale

My Fair LadyTickets for April’s production of the Lerner and Loewe classic My Fair Lady are now on sale from our online box office.

Performances are nightly at 7.30pm from Tuesday 4th April to Saturday 8th April. There is an additional matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday.

Standard unallocated seats for the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday performances are £16 for adults and £13.50 for children, students and OAPs. Reserved seats are £18/£15.50. You can also save time on the night by buying a programme online in advance.

Friday 7th April is our Gala Night. Tickets are £20/£17.50 unreserved and £22/£19.50 reserved and include a complimentary programme and a glass of bubbly in the interval.

Tickets are likely to sell quickly so we recommend early booking. Buy your tickets securely online now.

The Geoids Academy returns for 2017!

Our weekly dance lessons resume for 2017 on Tuesday 17th January! We’re back in the Union Theatre upstairs dance studio and our first two weeks will be musical theatre jazz led by Nichola Welch.

Rowan Chidgey takes over for Tuesday 31st January and 7th February for two weeks of Bob Fosse. We then break for Valentine’s Day. In rest of February of March you can look forward to styles including Latin & ballroom and tap!

Beginners classes are 7pm-8pm with intermediate/advanced following straight after 8pm-9pm. Each hour long session is £5 for Geoids members and £7 for non-members.

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