Charlotte Gooch at the 2013 WhatsOnStage Awards
Charlotte Gooch at the 2013 WhatsOnStage Awards
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Alan Burkitt and Charlotte Gooch will lead the cast of Top Hat when it embarks on its second UK and Ireland tour later this year.

The show first toured the UK in 2011 prior to its West End premiere the following year. It went on to win three Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical.

Burkitt and Gooch both return to the show having previously performed the lead roles of Jerry Travers and Dale Tremont in the West End.

Adaped from the classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film, Top Hat is directed by Matthew White and choreographed by Bill Deamer.

The story centres on Jerry Travers, a famous American tap dancer, who arrives in London to appear in his first West End show. Travers meets the irresistible Dale Tremont, the girl of his dreams, and follows her across Europe in an attempt to win her heart.

Also in the new cast are Clive Hayward, who returns to the role of Horace Hardwick, Rebecca Thornhill as Madge Hardwick, Sebastien Torkia as Alberto Beddini and John Conroy as Horace's valet Bates.

Ensemble and swing members are Lucy Ashenden, Thomas Audibert, Caroline Bateson, Sophie Camble, Matthew Caputo, Kristy Cullen, Paul Farrell, Ian Goss, Carys Gray, Alyn Hawke, Rebecca Hodge, Samuel Humphreys, Thomas Inge, Thomas-Lee Kidd, Sarah-Marie Maxwell, David McKechnie, John McManus, George Olney, Ben Palmer, Holly Rostron, Maria Ward, Amy West and Monique Young.

Opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on 12 August 2014 the production will tour until 25 July 2015. Full dates below:

Alan Burkitt as Jerry Travers
Alan Burkitt as Jerry Travers

12 – 23 Aug New Wimbledon Theatre
26 – 6 Sep Milton Keynes Theatre
9 – 20 Sep Newcastle Theatre Royal
23 – 4 Oct Aberdeen His Majesty's Theatre
7 – 18 Oct Edinburgh Festival Theatre
21 Oct – 1 Nov Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
4 – 15 Nov Nottingham Theatre Royal
18 – 29 Nov Bristol Hippodrome
2 – 13 Dec Glasgow King's Theatre
23 Dec – 4 Jan Leeds Grand Theatre
14 - 24 Jan Cardiff Welsh Millennium Centre
27 Jan – 7 Feb Oxford New Theatre
10 - 21 Feb Manchester Opera House
24 Feb – 7 Mar Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
10 – 21 Mar Birmingham Hippodrome
31 Mar - 11 Apr Norwich Theatre Royal
14 – 25 Apr Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
28 Apr – 9 May Plymouth Theatre Royal
12 – 23 May Southampton Mayflower
26 May – 6 Jun Dublin Bord Gais Theatre
9 – 13 Jun Belfast Grand Opera House
24 Jun – 4 Jul Sunderland Empire Theatre
7 – 18 Jul Woking New Victoria Theatre
21 – 25 July Eastbourne Congress Theatre