Stepping Out, which enjoyed a successful West End run at the Duke of York’s theatre, is a warm and very funny play about the lives, laughs and loves of a group of women (and one man) attending a weekly tap-dance class in a dingy North London church hall.
There is ex-professional dancer Mavis, who runs the class; cheerfully overweight Sylvia; Andy, a plain do-gooder with no confidence; Maxine, attractive, sharp and very shrewd; fat, plain Lynne; Rose and Geoffrey, the lone male. As the play progresses, the class’s dancing improves to such an extent that by the climax, a grand charity show performance, they have been transformed into triumphant tappers, worthy of any chorus line.
Voted Comedy of the Year by the Evening Standards Drama Awards in 1984.
- Mandy White as Mavis
- Lesley Donohue as Mrs Fraser
- Summer Darcy as Lynne
- Dawn Flint as Dorothy
- Nikki Smith as Maxine
- Marina Anderson as Andy
- Mike Shaw as Geoffrey
- Laura Chandler as Sylvia
- Destiny Thomas as Rose
- Margaret Leslie as Vera
- Neeraj Pathak as Stage Manager
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