Appearing at the Vaudeville Theatre from 1st March 2017, Richard Harris’s comedy Stepping Out will make its return in a new production directed by Maria Friedman. 

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Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson will star in the new staging of the award winning comedy, which will visit Theatre Royal Bath, Richmond Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre before a run in the West End.

Charting the lives of a group of women and one man, Stepping Out follows them as they try and dance their troubles away at a weekly dance class. Although initially all over the place, the group are invited to take part in a charity gala. Over the months the group get to know each other well from perfectionist Vera to mouthy Maxine all the way through to Geoffrey.

The comedy originally premiered in the West End in 1984, starring Barbara Ferris and Marcia Warren, winning the prestigious Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and enjoying extended runs both in the West End and on Broadway.It was also made into a musical, which then became a 1991 film, starring Julie Walters, Liza Minnelli and Shelley Winters.

Amanda Holden will play Vera in the production. Having been nominated for an Olivier award for her leading role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, she also starred in the U.K. premiere of Shrek The Musical as Princess Fiona.

Angela Griffin is best known for her roles in Coronation Street and Waterloo Road. Tracy-Ann Oberman played Chrissie Watts on EastEnders, and has also worked extensively with the RSC and National Theatre.

Nicola Stephenson’s many television credits include Brookside, Holby City and Emmerdale. Her stage credits include War Horse in the West End and roles with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Director Maria Friedman is best known as a three-time Olivier Award winning star of the musical stage, who made her directorial debut in 2012 with the acclaimed production of Merrily We Roll Along.

This new production will be 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.

Stepping Out will play at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 1st March 2017. To book tickets visit: Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

 

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