Ahead of curtain up for Top Hat next week, our last musical of the 2017 season, we are delighted to announce the first two shows of 2018.
To kick off we will once again be taking on the unique challenge of delivering a pantomime in just 48hrs for the 6th time. Written and Directed by Dan Saunders with Musical Direction from Adrian Hau and Choreography by Pippa, Charlie and Nikki Welch, the team are already hard at work preparing for next year. Get ready for sign-up opening.
Our first main show of 2018 will be Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, the infamous tale of an unjustly exiled barber who returns to London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife.
We are currently meeting with potential production team members, so if you want to be involved with the team behind this production and see yourself as a Producer, Director, Choreographer, MD or in a more technical role then email us at email@example.com.
Stay tuned for more information on auditions and Panto sign-ups!
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.
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.
|5/9||Musical Theatre||Paul Brookland Williams||19.00 Beg
|Union Theatre||£5 m
|19/9||Jazz & Body Conditioning||Corin Miller||19.00||Union Theatre||2hr class
|3/10||Commercial / Music Video||Hannah Parker Smith||19.00 Beg
|Union Theatre||£5 m
|17/10||Yoga & Embodiment for Performers||Nathalie Joel-Smith||19.00||Union Theatre||2hr class
|31/10||SHOW WEEK: NO CLASSES|
|7/11||Contemporary||Vaughan Watts||19.00 Beg
|Union Theatre||£5 m
|21/11||Lyrical/Tap||Charlie Welch||19.00 Beg
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.
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
Grace Iglesias Fernandez (Madge)
Nathalie Joel Smith (Dale)
Dan Geller (Beddini)
Daniel Paul (Bates)
Paul Brookland Williams (Men’s Dance Captain)
Paul Nicholas Dyke (Jerry)
Stephen Hewitt (Horace)
There are still opportunities to get involved behind the scenes. If you’re interested, please email the production team on firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be released for sale soon.
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.
Our 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).
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.
|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.
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).
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.
Styling was by Lemington Ridley, who is choreographing the show and designing costumes. Photography was by director Daniel Penfold.