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

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About the show

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

72 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 their... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 74 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Funny, it was as good as the film, great job by a good cast of talented actors.

susanclements 5ft 3, 78 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 details... More

aaronposton 49 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 people... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 6 helpful votes

It was OK, could have been a bit more to it. I was expecting a lot more dancing and a bit more STEPPING OUT!

alisonreneti 5'3, 69 reviews, 4 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... More

chariswaller 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I was a bit disappointed by this show. It wasn't as funny as I had thought it would be. The cast were good, but the show wasn't for... More

YM 168, 134 reviews, 6 helpful votes

It was ok, could have been a bit more to it. I was expecting a lot more dancing and a bit more STEPPING OUT!

alisonreneti 5'3, 69 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Amusing show with plenty of laughs, a very British comedy but played well by all and the chemistry is evident between the cast, a very... More

jaimecretten 5 "9, 131 reviews, 1 helpful vote