BOOKING FOR THIS HAS NOW CLOSED.
Stepping Out at the Theatre Royal Bath Tuesday 18th October at 7.30 pm.
Tickets are for the Stalls rows H – K and cost £30 (full price is £37.50). Please let me know how many tickets you want. Payment will be needed by Monday May 23rd either by cash or cheque (made payable to Omnibus).
Wonderfully funny and heart-warming, Stepping Out charts the lives of seven women and one man attempting to tap their troubles away at a weekly dancing class. Initially all thumbs and left feet, the group is just getting to grips with the basics when they are asked to take part in a charity gala.
Over the course of several months we meet the group, and all of them have a story to tell. There’s haughty Vera, mouthy Maxine and uptight Andy; bubbly Sylvia and shy Dorothy; eager Lynne and cheerful Rose, and, of course, Geoffrey. At the piano is the dour Mrs Fraser and spurring them all on, the ever-patient Mavis.
One of the UK’s best-loved personalities, Amanda Holden plays Vera. Nominated for an Olivier Award in 2004 for her leading role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, she also starred in the West End in Shrek the Musical. Her numerous television credits include Wild at Heart, Kiss Me Kate, The Grimleys, Big Top and This Morning. She has been a judge on the award-winning Britain’s Got Talent throughout all of its ten series.
Nicola Stephenson’s many television credits include Brookside, Holby City and Emmerdale. Her stage credits include War Horse in the West End and roles with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Angela Griffin is well-known as Fiona Middleton in Coronation Street and her television credits also include Waterloo Road, Cutting It, Holby City and Inspector Lewis. She starred in One Man, Two Guvnors in the West End.
Best known as a three-time Olivier Award winning star of the musical stage (with seven nominations), director Maria Friedman made an astonishing directorial debut in 2012 with a hugely acclaimed production of Merrily We Role Along. In 2005 she won the award for Best Debut Performer on Broadway for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White.
This uplifting comedy enjoyed extended runs in the West End and on Broadway and was the winner of the Evening Standard Comedy of the Year Award, 1984. It has also been made into a musical, which became a film in 1991, starring Liza Minnelli and Julie Walters.
A prolific writer for both television and stage, Richard Harris’s credits include Outside Edge, Shoestring, A Touch of Frost and The Last Detective.