Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson will be Stepping Out in the West End when Richard Harris’ award-winning comedy opens at the Vaudeville Theatre in March 2017.
Stepping Out 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 grips 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 each of them has a story to tell.
This uplifting comedy originally premiered in the West End in 1984 starring Barbara Ferris and Marcia Warren, enjoying extended runs both in the West End and on Broadway. Stepping Out has also been made into a musical, which became a film in 1991, starring Julie Walters, Liza Minnelli and Shelley Winters.
Directed by Maria Friedman (best known as a three-time Olivier Award winning actress, before making her directorial debut in 2012 with a hugely acclaimed production of Merrily We Roll Along), this brand new staging of Stepping Out will first tour the UK from 12 October 2016 including dates at Theatre Royal Bath, Richmond Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre. Further casting for the West End run is still to be announced.