It has been confirmed that Stepping Out by Richard Harris will transfer to the West End following its UK tour.
Starring Amanda Holden, the play will open at the Vaudeville Theatre on 14th March 2017 (previews from 1st March). The cast is completed by Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson.
Directed by Maria Friedman, Stepping Out tours the UK from 12th October 2016 including dates at Theatre Royal Bath, Richmond Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre. Further casting for the West End production is still to be confirmed.
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 all of them have a story to tell. There's perfectionist 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.