If you were ever into drama at school I am sure that you would have auditioned for a part in the school production. Usually based around a classic musical I can still remember arguing with friends over whether I wanted to be a Shark or a Jet or even what animal I wanted to play in Animal farm (that has a whole new meaning now I have got older).
Top Hat looks to become another classic that will be re-enacted year after year by spotty faced teenagers screeching through the songs as their voices break. Making a mockery of the choreography and hopefully not changing the scripts to be more “Epic”.
Described as a dance musical you can definitely see yourself tapping your foot along to some of the fantastic show tunes. I love seeing people dancing and obviously the rest of the country does too as programmes like Strictly come dancing grow in popularity. Is shows like these pave the way for the younger generation to develop a love of theatre and musicals.
I love the look of the costumes and scenery and it has made me reminisce about my own school days. Playing a chicken in Animal Farm and singing about Napoleon not stealing my eggs. I always was on the dramatical side and even took drama as a GCSE.
I want to bring my girls up to love musicals and we have started with Mary Poppins and hope to progress. They are still too young for a full length musical at the theatre but I am hoping to get there soon and see the Lion King which will be a good stepping stone into adult theatre.
I would love to be able to go and watch Top Hat in the theatre and hope it makes its way up to Manchester in the near future. For now though it is up for five WhatsOnStage.com Awards including best new musical. Why not watch the clip below and see if you agree.
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