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Vaudeville Theatre
The Strand
London, WC2R 0NH
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 01 Mar 2017
Booking from: 28 Mar 2017
Booking until: 17 Jun 2017
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
STEPPING OUT TICKETS

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Tuesday

28 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

29 Mar 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Thursday

30 Mar 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Friday

31 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

01 Apr 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Tuesday

04 Apr 2017

7:30PM
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  • battlin 9 reviews 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating Stepping Out, 9th March 2017
    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.
    With the safety bar in the centre of our eye-line there was a lot of bobbing up and down. A short while after the play started I seemed to forget this initial irritation.
    A3 Upper Circle - Vaudeville Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Upper Circle A3
  • joc78 5"4 female 139 reviews 2 helpful votes
    40% total rating Stepping Out, 13th March 2017
    This show was not for me I’m afraid. It was incredibly dated, not at all funny and there just didn’t seem to be any point to it at all. It felt like an Amanda Holden vanity project. There was a weak script and I just felt bored by it all unfortunately. Others around me seemed to enjoy themselves though so maybe it was just me!
    This seat is quite high up in the Vaudeville Theatre to the right hand side of the stage. The raking is good so you can clearly see over people’s heads in front of you but you do feel very far away and not at all close to the action. The leg room isn’t great but the seat is quite comfortable. A reasonably priced seat for the theatre.
    H16 Upper Circle - Vaudeville Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Upper Circle H16
  • shaun 5"10 male 32 reviews 2 helpful votes
    40% total rating Stepping Out, 2nd March 2017
    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.
    Sat in Stalls J18
    Fairly good and unobstructed view, which despite being on the end of a row doesn't feel too sideways on. Legroom is very good, especially being on the end of the row. The only slight problem is not being very sloped down to the stage, the heads of the row in front can get slightly in the way, but with a reasonably high stage this isn't too bad most of the time.
    J18 Stalls - Vaudeville Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls J18
  • sanch001 5ft 8 female 53 reviews 18 helpful votes
    100% total rating Stepping Out, 10th March 2017
    This is a fantastic and real feel good show with a brilliant cast.
    These are good seats for the price. The view is good with only a little bit of restriction to the front of the stage.
    G16 Upper Circle - Vaudeville Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Upper Circle G16
STEPPING OUT SEATING PLAN
As quite an intimate London theatre, the Vaudeville tends to give good views from the majority of the stalls, even in rows that are further towards the rear.

The Dress Circle also generally gives good views, but there are pillars in Rows F & K which can restrict some seats. As it does not have a safety rail, the front rows tend to have a clear sight line without having to lean. The Upper Circle is quite high, however good value for money seats can often be found in this section.
Vaudeville Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
STORY
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 begin 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.
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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?

Age Recommendations: May not be suitable for young children
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