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November 13th, 2021 - "Top Hat" Musical & Lunch at Sonning Mill Theatre

Sonning Mill Theatre

Following further redevelopment of this lovely intimate dinner theatre near Reading, we are very pleased to be making a return visit.

A two-course lunch, stunning settings, sparkling costumes and a tip-top cast will be a real winter treat for us all.

TheMill TopHat

“Top Hat” brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the magic of the world-famous dance partnership of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers to the stage. This 2011 musical based on the 1935 film of the same name, tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont.

With an uplifting and entertaining script, this show celebrates 1930s song, style and romance. Underpinning every scene are Irving Berlin’s magnificent songs including “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, “Cheek to Cheek”, “Isn’t This A Lovely Day”, and of course, “Top Hat, White Tie & Tails”.

We aim to arrive at the theatre by 11.45 a.m., so that you can purchase any drinks before we are seated for lunch, which is a two-course buffet and includes tea/coffee.

Lunch service begins at 12.15 p.m., and the performance starts at 2.15 p.m. N.B. Please notify us on your reply slip if you have any special dietary requirements.

We will be using the usual coach pick-up points at the following times:

  • 9.00 a.m. – Uckfield (Bus Station)
  • 9.35 a.m. – Burgess Hill (Civic Way)
  • 9.50 a.m. – Haywards Heath (The Priory Bus Stop – Franklynn Road, RH16 4DF)
  • 10.10 a.m. – Handcross (Sports & Social Club)


We’ll head home after the performance at about 5.15 p.m.

The cost for Members is £60 with Guests at £76, which includes transport, lunch, theatre tickets & tips, together with the charity contribution.

Please confirm your attendance by 01/09/21. If you require an acknowledgement, please include an email address on the reply slip or enclose a SAE.

Cheques will be presented on or around October payday.

N.B. Final numbers will be confirmed by 05/10/21 after which, we are unable to provide any refunds.