Amanda Holden will lead the cast in the West End revival of Stepping Out.

Directed by triple Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, the cast also includes Angela Griffin (Coronation Street, One Man, Two Guvners), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Eastenders, Boeing-Boeing), Tamzin Outhwaite (New Tricks, Sweet Charity) and Nicola Stephenson (Brookside, War Horse).

Richard Harris’s Stepping Out is a heart-warming comedy which 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, over several months we learn each character has a story to tell with the show culminating in a tap number.

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.

The current West End revival is driven by Holden who saw the movie one Christmas and decided it would be the perfect project for her and a couple of friends to do. Buying the scripts off Amazon she sent them to friends with a note to pick a part. She said the hardest part was having to tap badly.

Holden is best known for her television work including Wild at Heart, Kiss Me Kate, The Grimleys, Big Top, presenting This Morning and for being a judge on Britain’s Got Talent throughout all of its ten series. Her West End credits include Shrek The Musical and Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award.

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

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