Stepping Out at Vaudeville Theatre tickets
Stepping Out at Vaudeville Theatre tickets

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Overview

Classic comedy Stepping Out has returned to the London stage in spring of 2017, in a new production directed by triple Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman and featuring a star-studded cast, led by Amanda Holden.

This beautifully funny and delightfully heart-warming comedy is packed full of laughs and had toured the UK in preparation for its West End run at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Stepping Out follows the lives of seven women and one man who are trying to forget about their troubles in a weekly dance class. Despite all being amateurs and rather clumsy at first, they are all getting the hold of the very basics when they are invited to participate in a gala for charity.

Throughout the subsequent months we slowly discover more about the individuals in the group, their personal quirks and the stories they have to tell. Whether it’s the self-important Vera, fun-loving Sylvia, anxious Andy, loud-mouthed Maxine, enthusiastic Lynne, cheery Rosy or nervous Dorothy, they all spectacularly come together, with of course the dour Mrs Fraser at the piano, while they are all led by the always patient Mavis.

Amanda Holden stars in the lead role of Vera. Holden is one of Britain’s most loved stars of TV and Theatre, having been nominated for an Olivier Award for her leading role in Thoroughly Modern Milly as well as starring in a huge range of TV favourites including Wild at Heart, Kiss Me Kate and of course being a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.

She is joined by an all-star cast which includes Angela Griffin (Coronation Street, Waterloo Road & One Man, Two Governors) as Sylvia, Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders, Edmond & Boeing-Boeing) as Maxine, Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders, How The Other Half Loves & Sweet Charity) as Mavis and Nicola Stephenson (Brookside, Holby City & War Horse) as Dorothy.

The production is directed by three-time Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman, who made her acclaimed directorial debut in 2012 with her much loved revival of Merrily We Roll Along. Now she focuses her attention on Richard Harris’ classic play, which won the Evening Standard Comedy of the Year Award, when first produced in 1984, before being made into a film of the same name in 1991, featuring Julie Walters and Liza Minelli.

With its all-star cast and acclaimed director, Stepping Out is a beautiful heart-warming comedy not to be missed. The play began previews at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End on 1st March 2017, having had an official opening on 14th March 2017 with performances scheduled to run until 18th June 2017. With a star cast and a heart warming story, this show is one of the hottest tickets in town.

Recommended for

Stepping Out is a must-see for anyone who enjoys a heart-warming story while also having a good laugh on a night out to the theatre. Those who saw Maria Friedman’s Merrily We Roll Along will be able to expect similar wit and fun here. Coupled with a star-filled cast, what’s not to love? So make sure you get your ticket now.

Age Recommendations: May not be suitable for young children

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 01 Mar 2017
Press night: 14 Mar 2017
Booking from: 16 Jun 2017
Booking until: 17 Jun 2017

Location and map

Vaudeville Theatre
The Strand
London, WC2R 0NH

71 Reviews Add review

Stepping Out is one of my favourite shows, having tapped for pleasure all my adult life. All the cast were completely immersed in ... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 32 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Stepping Out is one of my favourite shows, having tapped for pleasure all my adult life. All the cast were completely immersed in their characters and the dancing was fabulously in line with the theme of the show which explores the lives behind a motley group of adult tap dancers who tap once a week for fun. Felt the emotional highs and lows of the characters and left with a BIG smile on my face.

tapwhizz 168cm, 32 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I thought that this show was absolutely amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed it throughout. The way the stage is set up, with all minor d... More

aaronposton 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I thought that this show was absolutely amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed it throughout. The way the stage is set up, with all minor details of a hall, enhances the performance and makes it all seem more realistic. I really enjoy the character developments and the stories that each individual characters move through. Although Amanda Holden wasn't in the play starring as Vera, her understudy Suzy Bloom was phenomenal and created several laughs in the audience. Tracy-Ann Oberman's character Maxine is hysterical and has some good one liners. As a whole, the show is absolutely amazing and very funny. I really enjoyed it and it's such a shame that it isn't on for a longer run.

aaronposton 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I loved this show! I went in with little to no expectations and to be honest all I knew was that it was based around a group of pe... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I loved this show! I went in with little to no expectations and to be honest all I knew was that it was based around a group of people attending a tap class. I was so surprised with how much I enjoyed this show. The performances by all where incredible. I laughed so much and felt that the fast pace kept the story moving along well! I began to really connect with each character and loved the different elements each one brought whilst also being able to see myself in a few of them too. The play is not too long and I would definitely recommend this show if you want a fun and heartwarming night out!

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This show is set in 1980’s but was still rather dated and I found it disappointing. I wanted to see it as I love tap dancing. It w... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 131 reviews, 8 helpful votes

This show is set in 1980’s but was still rather dated and I found it disappointing. I wanted to see it as I love tap dancing. It was ok for a light hearted little show but I was glad I had purchased a cheap ticket. It had an am dram feel to it. I did laugh a lot but that was often because it was embarrassing rather than funny. I don’t usually see shows especially to see the ‘stars’ but I have to say I was very impressed with Amanda Holden who certainly has star quality. There were no programmes on sale, only a cast list. 1/3 of the theatre was empty with people trying to move seats in the interval. Judging by the standing ovation a lot of people obviously did enjoy the show but it wasn’t for me.

Charmainf 5ft 4", 131 reviews, 8 helpful votes

The show was absolutely fantastic, I primarily came to see Natalie Casey because I absolutely love her and I've always wanted to s... More

chariswaller 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The show was absolutely fantastic, I primarily came to see Natalie Casey because I absolutely love her and I've always wanted to see her in a play, the show is about a tap dance class that meets weekly and before I never really liked Amanda Holden but she really impressed me, all of the cast were absolutely fantastic and the show was brilliant!

chariswaller 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show is brilliant, full of laughs with a good balance of seriousness too. I would definitely recommend it. Each character tel... More

sanch001 5ft 8, 67 reviews, 18 helpful votes

This show is brilliant, full of laughs with a good balance of seriousness too. I would definitely recommend it. Each character tells their own tale, perfectly led by a stellar cast.

sanch001 5ft 8, 67 reviews, 18 helpful votes

Pretty uneventful show with very little plot and jokes that felt quite stale and cliched. Being based around a tap dancing group, ... More

shaun 5"10, 59 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Pretty uneventful show with very little plot and jokes that felt quite stale and cliched. Being based around a tap dancing group, you may expect more dance and performance, however it is generally quite an average comedy with small sections of dance interludes. Acceptable compared to many regional productions, but feels very weak compared to a lot of similar shows in the West end.

shaun 5"10, 59 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Absolutely loved the show. Laughed a lot. Not what I expected at all. Would 100% recommend a visit.

samshonk 5"7, 196 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Absolutely loved the show. Laughed a lot. Not what I expected at all. Would 100% recommend a visit.

samshonk 5"7, 196 reviews, 5 helpful votes

I really enjoyed this show. All actors were well cast especially looking at the original film cast, they matched up very well. It ... More

battlin 16 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I really enjoyed this show. All actors were well cast especially looking at the original film cast, they matched up very well. It was mainly funny with a little bit of sentiment. A feel good play.

battlin 16 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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