Stepping Out at the Vaudeville Theatre

Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH

Richard Harris’ award-winning comedy Stepping Out opens at London’s Vaudeville Theatre.

Amanda Holden heads a phenomenal cast in this wonderfully funny and heart-warming comedy which charts the lives of seven women and one man attempting to tap their troubles away.

Directed by triple Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, the stellar cast also includes Natalie Casey, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson.

Stepping Out was the winner of the Evening Standard Comedy of the Year Award, 1984. It was also made into a musical, which became a film in 1991, starring Liza Minnelli and Julie Walters.

Stepping Out runs from 1 March 2017 until 17 June 2017 at the Vaudeville Theatre.

STORY

This wonderfully funny and heart-warming comedy charts the lives of seven women and one man attempting to tap their troubles away at a weekly dancing class. Initially all thumbs and left feet, the group is just getting to grip with the basics when they are asked to take part in a charity gala…

Over the course of several months we meet the group, and all of them have a story to tell, There’s haughty Vera, mouthy Maxine and uptight Andy; bubbly Sylvia and shy Dorothy; eager Lynne and cheerful Rose and, of course, Geoffrey. At the piano is the dour Mrs Fraser and spurring them all on, the ever-patient Mavis.

CAST

The cast includes Amanda Holden, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite, Natalie Casey and Nicola Stephenson.

The cast also features Judith Barker, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Sandra Marvin and Dominic Rowan with Janet Behan, Suzy Bloom, Emma Hook, Marcia Mantack, Katie Verner and Nick Warnford.

Tamzin Outhwaite has temporarily withdrawn from the production due to injury. The role of Mavis will temporarily be played by Anna-Jane Casey (West Side Story, Chicago and Billy Elliot).

CREATIVE

Stepping Out is directed by Maria Friedman, designed by Robert Jones and choreographed by Tim Jackson with lighting design by Peter Mumford, sound design by Gregory Clarke and orchestrations by Christopher Walker.

REVIEWS

Amanda Holden serves up comedy gold in this foot-tapping treat – Daily Telegraph
laughter on tap – The Guardian
touching community-spirited comedy – The Stage
A production crammed full of hilarious eighties gags and fabulously over the top outfits. – The Sun