Top Hat

Sound No. 1 | The Mill At Sonning
Nov - Dec 2022

Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle
Sound Design by Chris Whybrow

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Matthew White and Howard Jacques

Musical Direction by Francis Goodhand

Irving Berlin’s dazzling musical Top Hat was a huge success for The Mill last Christmas, with the Sunday Times calling it one of the ‘Hottest Tickets in Town’.

Many of our customers didn’t get to see it and some want to see it again. So by popular demand, we are delighted to bring Top Hat back for a short, fabulous run from 16 November – 30 December 2022.

Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the magic of the world-famous dance partnership of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers to the stage. This 2011 musical based on the 1935 film of the same name, tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont. With an uplifting and entertaining script, this show celebrates 1930s song, style and romance. Underpinning every scene are Irving Berlin’s magnificent songs including Puttin’ On the Ritz, Cheek to Cheek, Isn’t This a Lovely Day and of course Top Hat, White Tie & Tails.

As usual our talented creative team will put together stunning settings, sparkling costumes, heavenly choreography, a tip-top cast all wrapped up with – as Irving Berlin says – “music and love and romance”