Putting on the YAOS Top Hat

YEOVIL Amateur Operatic Soc­i­ety will be reviving the 1935 classic Top Hat for their spring show at the Octagon from 13th to 24th March.

Best known as a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film, the show is all about Broadway star Jerry Travers  and his pursuit of the girl-of-his-dreams Dale Tremont. Things get complicated when she believes (erroneously)  that he is married to her best friend.

The score includes Cheek to Cheek,  Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, Let’s Face the Music and Dance and Puttin’ On the Ritz.

This new stage version, Top Hat the Musical, won multiple Laurence Olivier Awards in  2013.

Yeovil’s own Shaun Driver will be tapping his way through the  show, opposite Naomi Lawton. Shaun and Naomi dance and sing together with great ease and style and will be supported by a chorus of tappers and dancers, choreographed by Sheila Driver.

The live band is conducted by MD Gill Merrifield.

The production is directed by Brian Epps, making his YAOS debut but well known across the South West.

For more information, telephone 01935 422884 or visit the websites, www.octagon-theatre.co.uk or www.yaos.org.uk

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