Familiar TV faces will be in the all-star cast of Stepping Out when it steps out on the Vaudeville theatre’s stage next Spring.
ITV’s BGT judge Amanda Holden will join Tamsin Outhwaite, Angela Griffin, Tracey-Ann Oberon and Nicola Stephenson in a short tour of Richard Harris’ play Stepping Out, including Bath, Chichester and Richmond, before the heart-warming comedy opens in the West End in March 2017.
Harris’ ingenious writing weaves a wonderfully funny story set over several month charting the lives of seven women and one man attempting to tap their troubles away at a weekly dancing class.
Playing the haughty Vera, Amanda Holden, who, although, is probably most well known as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, she is no stranger to the stage having been nominated for an Olivier Award in 2004 for her leading role in Thoroughly Modern Millie. More recently she also starred in Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Recently seen on ITV’s bitter-sweet comedy series Brief Encounters, ex-Coronation Street & Waterloo Road actress Angela Griffin will play the role of bubbley Sylvia. There’s also two ex-Eastenders in the cast in the form of Tracy-Ann Oberman and Tamzin Outhwaite and former Brookside & Holby City actress Nicola Stephenson.
Directed by Maria Friedman who made her directorial debut in 2012 with the citically acclaimed production of Merrily We Roll Along, which transferred from a sell-run at the Menier Chocolate Factory to the West End, Stepping Out was the winner of the Evening Standard Comedy of the Year Award in 1984. It’s also been made into a musical and film – the latter starring Liza Minnelli and Julie Walters.