Stepping Out is a comedy written by Richard Harris in 1984.
It was a hit in the West End (and won the Evening Standard Comedy of the Year Award) and was also performed on Broadway and several productions have since toured the UK, most recently in 2017. (A film and Stepping Out—The Musical were adapted from the play in the 1990s.)
The story concerns eight individuals from disparate backgrounds and with differing motivations who attend the same weekly tap dancing class in a dingy North London church hall. Despite the students at first treating the classes as social occasions, and showing little co-ordination, they later develop a level of skill and cohesiveness. The dance routines are the background for the focus of the play, the relationship and interaction of different people…
The CDS cast include both experienced actors (who’ve had intensive training to improve their dance skills) and some new faces to CDS from Dance with Emily who were experienced tap dancers but who have developed their acting skills with CDS!
We are sure you will enjoy this high production as much as usual and that by the time of the final number you won’t know which of the eight were primarily actors or dancers.
With less than two weeks to the first night on Wed May 29th ticket sales are flying out the door but you can still get your seats in the stalls or on the raked seating either online now via TicketSource or at Marcus Grimes in Cuckfield High Street.
Wednesday May 29th to Saturday June 1st
8pm nightly & a football free Saturday Matinee at 2:30pm
Why not have a pre-theatre supper before the evening show at Cuckfield’s Good Evening Thai restaurant?