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Amanda Holden stars in Stepping Out at the Vaudeville Theatre in London
The Britain's Got Talent star leads a new production.
It has been announced that Amanda Holden will star in a new production of Richard Harris' comedy Stepping Out at the Vaudeville Theatre from 1 March 2017 in London's West End. The production transfers to London following a run at the Theatre Royal Bath, Richmond Theatre and the Chichester Festival Theatre. It will open officially in the West End on 14 March 2017.
Directed by Maria Friedman the production features lighting design by Peter Mumford, sound by Gregory Clarke, design by Robert Jones and choreography by Tim Jackson.
Stepping Out follows eight individuals from a mix of backgrounds who find themselves together in a North London church hall for a weekly tap dancing class. Whilst they begin the class for a variety of reasons, their motivations develop as we begin to meet each of the characters. Many begin the class with a lack of coordination and skill but as the weeks develop they each begin to master the basics, leading to a performance at a charity gala. The group continue to tap their troubles away and their distinct personalities begin to shine through, creating a funny and heart-warming comedy.
Amanda Holden stars as Vera alongside Angela Griffin (Sylvia), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Maxine), Tamzin Outhwaite (Mavis), Nicola Stephenson (Dorothy) with full cast to be announced.
Stepping Out originally opened in London at the Duke of York's Theatre on 24 September 1984 where it ran for almost three years until 1 July 1987, directed by Julia McKenzie. A film adaptation was released in 1991 starring Liza Minnelli, and Julie Walters.
Tickets for the London run of Stepping Out will go on sale on Friday 23 September 2016 at 10am.