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Natalie Casey steps into Stepping Out at the Vaudeville Theatre
The TV and West End star will join Amanda Holden in the West End.
Producers of the upcoming West End production of Richard Harris' comedy Stepping Out at the Vaudeville Theatre from 1 March 2017 have announced a casting update. Natalie Casey will step in for Angela Griffin, who perfromed during the show's UK tour and now will no longer be appearing in the West End transfer.
Natalie Casey is perhaps best known for her recurring TV roles as Donna Henshaw in "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps" and as Carol Groves in "Hollyoaks" and for her West End appearances in 'Fame,' 'Legally Blonde,' 'Well' and 'Abigail’s Party.' Other UK theatre credits include '9 to 5,' 'Hobson’s Choice,' 'The Wedding Singer,' 'The Vagina Monologues' and 'Oklahoma!'
The West End cast of Stepping Out now includes Amanda Holden (Vera), alongside Natalie Casey (Sylvia), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Maxine), Tamzin Outhwaite (Mavis), Nicola Stephenson (Dorothy) and new additions to the cast Judith Barker, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Sandra Marvin, Dominic Rowan, Janet Behan, Suzy Bloom, Emma Hook, Marcia Mantack, Katie Verner and Nick Warnford.
Stepping Out 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.
The play 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.
Stepping Out tickets are now on sale.