Dan Burton and Lauren Stroud will take on the roles once played by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the Kilworth House Theatre’s production of the stage version of the classic 1935 film Top Hat.
Following on from the successful production of Kiss Me, Kate which is due to end on 16 July, the second production of the season at the distinctive Leicestershire space in the grounds of the Kilworth Hotel will run from 16 August until 17 September.
Joining Burton (Jerry Travers) and Stroud (Dale Tremont) in the cast will be Charles Brunton (Horace Hardwick), Nia Jermin (Madge Hardwick), Ashley Knight (Bates), Stephane Anelli (Alberto Beddini), Ross McLaren, Craig Turner, Ewan Gillies, Jacob Maynard, Matt Holland, Richard Johnston, Tom Bales, Cris Penfold, Ross Russell, Louise Dalton, Michelle Bishop, Daisy Boyles, Gabriela Gregorian, Chantel Bellew, Lottie Ball, Emily Warner and Jo Morris.
Producer Celia Mackay reunites with director and choreographer Stephen Mear, set and costume designer Morgan Large and sound designer Chris Whybrow who all worked on the venue’s 2016 hit version of Thoroughly Modern Millie. The creative team is completed by musical director Michael England and lighting designer Jason Taylor.
Already nearly sold out across the entire run, Top Hat will bring the glamour of the Golden Age of the Hollywood musical to life in the Kilworth’s unusual setting.
Featuring the music of Irving Berlin, the musical version of the much-loved RKO musical comedy won the 2013 Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Costume Design and Best Choreographer.