Gavin Lee to Join West End's Top Hat; Charlotte Gooch Also Takes Over
02 Nov 2012
The West End production of Top Hat, based on the film of the same name, will see Gavin Lee joining the company from Feb. 5, 2013, to replace Tom Chambers as Jerry Travers, the role originally played in the film by Fred Astaire.
Also new to the cast is Charlotte Gooch, who replaces Summer Strallen as Dale Tremont from Nov. 27.
Lee returns to the West End, where he previously originated the role of Bert in the London production of Mary Poppins, which he subsequently reprised on Broadway and on the U.S. tour. His other London credits include Crazy For You, Peggy Sue Got Married, Me and My Girl, Over My Shoulder, Oklahoma! and Contact.
Gooch has recently completed a run playing the leading role of Penny Johnson in the U.K. national tour of Dirty Dancing, a role she also played at the Theatre am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin. Other theatre credits include Patty in the U.K. tour of Grease and Bombalurina in the European tour of Cats.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 847 1712, or visit www.tophatonstage.com for more details.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.