Asides from the obvious overtures to dancing, Stepping Out could be said to describe the momentary release from day-to-day worries that the women find. If life isn’t about moments like these, what’s it all for?
Light and frothy it may be, but there’s something about Stepping Out that strikes a chord and may even bring a tear to the eye. But all that aside, it’s also great entertainment.
There may be few real surprises to be had at Stepping Out but what Maria Friedman’s production here at the Vaudeville does, is to conjure a marvellously congenial atmosphere which is ideally suited to the play.
If you’re seeking life affirmation, celebrations of female solidarity (of a quintessentially British variety) and general uplift, my two current West End recommendations that tick all three boxes are The Girls and Stepping Out.
Maria Friedman directs this revival of Richard Harris’s 1984 comedy, starring Amanda Holden and Tracy-Ann Oberman. But what have critics been saying about it?
It is both Amanda Holden and Tracy-Ann Oberman who for me totally steal the show as busybody Vera and Maxine respectively. Holden is delightfully over the top only to crushingly bring you to realise the truth behind her need to be seen as the perfect wife.
Maria Friedman’s loving redirection of this gentle classic comedy poses no questions of understanding. We merely spend a couple of hours (plus wholly comprehensible interval) in the company of seven women and a lone man, amateurishly learning tap at evening class.
Anna-Jane Casey will join her sister Natalie Casey in the all-star West End cast of STEPPING OUT, replacing Tamzin Outhwaite who has had to temporarily withdraw due to a foot injury.
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Stepping Out is very much an ensemble piece, no individuals character can be classed as the lead. It is clear that this all-star ensemble – including Amanda Holden and Tamzin Outhwaite – are very comfortable working together.
Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson will be STEPPING OUT in the West End when Richard Harris’s award-winning comedy opens at London’s Vaudeville Theatre with preview performances from 1 March 2017 and opening night for press on 14 March 2017.
Theatre Royal Bath Productions and The James Grant Group are delighted to announce the pre-West End dates of STEPPING OUT by Richard Harris, starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin and Nicola Stephenson. Directed by Maria Friedman, the production opens at the Theatre Royal Bath, 12 to 22 October 2016 followed by Richmond Theatre and Cambridge Arts Theatre (additional date to be announced).