Top Hat the Musical has won this year’s Big Night Out award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, voted by members of the theatregoing public.

Top Hat starring Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen wins the Evening Standard Best Night Out award

Top Hat starring Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen wins the Evening Standard Best Night Out award

Currently playing at the Aldywch theatre in London, Top Hat saw off stiff competition from a range of West End musicals and plays including CabaretChariots of FireA Chorus of DisapprovalLet It BeLoservilleMatilda The MusicalOur Boys and Singin’ in the Rain.

Conducted by online vote, the Big Night Out audience award was introduced for the first time last year as part of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, and was won by Wicked.

Producers of Top Hat ran a marketing campaign to persuade fans to vote, including a specially shot video featuring the cast of the show including Summer Strallen and Tom Chambers.

Based on the classic Hollywood movie starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Top Hat transferred to the Aldwych Theatre in the West End following a sell-out run at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

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Book tickets to Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre in London

See a full list of winners of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2012