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
Georgie Sheppard
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)
Darren Lewis
James Ledward
Mark Siddall
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.

2017 panto titled revealed!

At our annual New Year Drinks, directors Chris Watson and Daniel Paul announced the title for this year’s panto as Camelot: A 48-hour Pantomime!

Camelot: From page to stage in one week

We’ll be taking the show from page to stage in just one weekend. The cast get the script and start learning the songs on Friday evening at the curtain goes up at 4pm on the Sunday.

With a brand new script by Rob Benton, who’s written many of our previous pantomimes, the show promises singing, dancing, laughs and all the features of a classic pantomime – with an Arthurian twist!

Book your tickets now from the LOST Theatre box office.

My Fair Lady cast revealed!

We’re delighted to unveil the cast for our April production of the much-loved Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady. Nearly 80 people auditioned so the production team had a very tough job reducing that to those cast, who range from long-term Geoids members to brand new faces. And they are:

  • Professor Henry Higgins – Stephen Russell
  • Eliza Doolittle – Mimi Kroll
  • Colonel Pickering – Stephen Hewitt
  • Alfred P. Doolittle – Patrick Harrison
  • Mrs Pearce – Annabel Watson
  • Freddy Eynsford-Hill – Ed Curry
  • Mrs Higgins – Victoria Flint
  • Mrs Eynsford-Hill – Janet Lurie
  • Professor Zoltan Karpathy – Will Howells

Ensemble (playing various characters)

  • Gabi Benton-Stace
  • Lesley Birch
  • Francesca Canty
  • Jordan Clarke
  • Emma Coffey
  • Rachel Coll
  • Tal Hewitt
  • Chris Hughes-Copping
  • Grace Iglesias-Fernández
  • Emily Law
  • Daniel Paul
  • Katy Robinson
  • Georgie Sheppard
  • Daisy Simpson
  • Ed Steward
  • François Vanhoutte
  • Sean Westwood

There are still opportunities to get involved behind the scenes. If you’re interested, please email the production team on [email protected].

My Fair Lady is directed by Daniel Penfold with musical direction by Erika Gundesen and choreography and costumes by Lemington Ridley. Our Sunset Boulevard set designer John Winters is returning to design the set for the show, which is produced by Blake Klein and Giles Burden.

Rehearsals kick off in January and we’re already excited!

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