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Top Hat

13th December - 28th January 2018

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Production Dates: 

13th December - 28th January 2018

Production Venue:

Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Production Role:

Production Manager


Katie Plews


John Plews


Chris Whittaker


Musical Director:

Charlie Ingles & Marcus Adams


Emily Bestow

Lighting Designer:

Sam Waddington

Sound Designer:

Nico Mengheni

Top Hat

Top Hat tells the timeless tale of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont in a riotous mistaken-identity plot.

Featuring Irving Berlin’s classic songs ‘Cheek to Cheek’, ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’, ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’, and ‘Top Hat, White Tie and Tails’.

Mountain Lake
Beach Huts
Ferris Wheel
Palm Trees
City Cycle
Misty Slopes
Fire Wood

Cast & Creatives


Maurice/London Hotel Manager/Ensemble: Rhys Ashcroft

Horace Hardwick: Darren Benedict

Dale Tremont: Joanne Clifton

Porter/Jerry's Dresser/ Waiter/Ensemble: Marcus J Foreman

Dance Captain/Maid/Ensemble: Leanne Groutage

Bates: Samuel Haughton

Concierge/ Venice Hotel Manager/ Ensemble: Grant Jackson

Jerry Travers: Joshua Lay

Hotel Receptionist/Ensemble: Olivia Sinclair

Reporter/Florist/Maid/Ensemble: Grace Usher

Madge Hardwick: Ellen Verenieks

Alberto Beddini: Matthew James Willis


Director: John Plews
Producer: Katie Plews
Musical Director: Charlie Ingles & Marcus Addams
Choreographer: Chris Whittaker
Designer: Emily Bestow
Lighting Design: Sam Waddington
Sound Design: Nico Menghini
Costume Supervisor: Joseph Hodges
Musical Supervisor:  Dan Glover
Production Manager/Sound: Christopher Silvester
Assistant Director: Chloe Christian
Assistant Musical Director: Jonathan Lee
Assistant Choreographer: Susannah Owen
Stage Manager: Izabel Alvares Florence
DSM/Lighting Operator: Esther Malkinson
Casting: Debbie O’Brien
Wig/Hair/Makeup Advisor: Jessica Plews
Technical Advisor: Les Broughton
Photographer: Darren Bell
Poster Design: Mary Musker
Voice Coach: Eleanor Boyce

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