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“Top Hat is a Brilliant Show”
Review of Aldwych Theatre

Aldwych Theatre
Ranked #100 of 1,676 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: There can be no other theatre in the world which has two such distinct and diverse claims to fame as the Aldwych.During the period from 1925 until 1933 the theatre housed a series of farces by Ben Travers which have gone down in history as 'The Aldwych Farces'. They included such familiar titles as A Cuckoo in the Nest, Rookery Nook, Thark, Plunder and A Cup of Kindness. Nearly 30 years later, on 15 December 1960, the Royal Shakespeare Company took over the Aldwych as its London base.During the next 21 years, prior to the company moving to its theatre in the Barbican, history was frequently made.The Aldwych is currently the residence for the Olivier & Tony award winning Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Reviewed June 26, 2013

My parents and I had a wonderful time at the Aldwych. This was our first visit. The theatre is lovely, the staff really helpful and friendly and the show was truly delightful. Would recommend going to see Top Hat to anyone. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the show.

Thank Daisymay99
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NederlanderLondon, Marketing Manager at Aldwych Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review for Top Hat and the lovely comments about our staff.


We hope to see you at the Aldwych Theatre again soon.

Best wishes
Fiona Soden
Marketing Manager

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Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

If you like Strictly Come Dancing theb you will love this show.
Set in the 1930's, this show heavily features singing, dancing, comedy and even a little cross dressing! definitely worth the money we spent on the tickets... my mum and I saw it when we were up in london for my work experience week and decided to see this on our last night- and it was worth it! favourite character definitely has to be the italian designer or the valet, Bates. But I can't decide- so they both are.
On a serious note I would recommend this all singing, all dancing, comic treat if you are ever up in London on business or pleasure.

Thank GiuliaJG
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NederlanderLondon, Marketing Manager at Aldwych Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Hello,

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a positive review and glowing recommendation for Top Hat.

We were very pleased to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of the show- including the cross dressing! It has certainly been a big hit with fans of Strictly, and it's easy to see why.

We hope to see you at the Aldwych Theatre again soon.

Kind regards

Fiona Soden
Marketing Manager
Nederlander Theatres, London

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

How lovely to hear all the old songs and and experience the nostalgia of this wonderful production of an old musical. Beautiful costumes, professional performances and witty dialogue. The Italian dress designer was inspired and almost stole the show. Would recommend Top Hat to anyone who has a romantic disposition and a love of good music.

Thank Gillyk65
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NederlanderLondon, Marketing Manager at Aldwych Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review and recommendation of Top Hat.

We feel very lucky to have such a beautiful production in our theatre at the moment and we'll be very sorry to see it leave at the end of October.

We hope to see you at the Aldwych Theatre again soon.

Best wishes

Fiona Soden
Marketing Manager
Nederlander Theatres, London

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Bit of an impromptu visit to see Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre, but it did not disappoint! The theatre is just beautiful, the staff were wonderfully attentive and the show astounding. Bright, colourful, seamless set changes and toe tappingly fantastic. Would thoroughly reccomend a visit!!

Thank binxyboo7
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NederlanderLondon, Marketing Manager at Aldwych Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review about Top Hat & our theatre.

We were very pleased to hear that an impromptu visit was such a positive experience and have passed your compliments on to our staff and the show's production company.

We hope to see you at the Aldwych Theatre again in the future.

Kind regards

Fiona Soden
Marketing Manager
Nederlander Theatres, London

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is a really beautiful theatre, and you could see the stage well even from the Upper Circle. Would recommend this.

Thank MissLoveToTravel91
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NederlanderLondon, Marketing Manager at Aldwych Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Hello,

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review.

As you can imagine, we are very proud of our theatre and are constantly working on restoration projects to ensure she stays this way for many years to come.

We hope to see you at the Aldwych Theatre again.

Kind regards

Fiona Soden
Marketing Manager
Nederlander Theatres, London

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