Stepping Out

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Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden stars in Richard Harris’ well-known comedy Stepping Out, alongside Tracy-Ann Oberman and Tamzin Outhwaite. Directed by Maria Friedman (Merrily We Roll Along), Stepping Out is the touching tale of eight individuals who join a weekly dance class to tap their troubles away, playing at London's Vaudeville Theatre!
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History

London’s Vaudeville Theatre opened in 1870 with comedy, For Love Or Money and Don Calos or the Infante in Arms, a risqué burlesque show.  The opening year also saw great actor Henry Irving’s first commercial success in James Albery’s Two Roses, which ran at the venue for 300 performances.

Following on from the success from Two Roses, H.J Byron’s Our Boys ran at the theatre for a record breaking 1,000+ performances from 1875.

Like the theatres name suggests, the venue was an early host of vaudeville style performances, as well as self contained burlesque shows and whimsical musical comedies such as The French Maid (1894).

Whilst the venue presented many light hearted productions in its early days (especially during periods of conflict), the Vaudeville also hosted more serious play texts, including the world premier of Henrik Ibsen’s Rosmersholm as well as a run of his Hedda Gabler.

Similar to the formative years of the theatre, the Vaudeville continues to present a variety of genres, although modern shows at the theatre are almost exclusively play texts, rather than musicals.

Notable productions in the latter half of the 20th century include The Man Most Likely to…(1968), Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit (1986),  She Knows You Know (1997) and Kat and the Kings (1998).

The theatre was host to Stomp for 5 years until the production transferred to the Ambassadors Theatre in 2007. Since the departure of Stomp the Vaudeville has rarely held on to a show for more than four months, instead hosting short runs of plays.

Notable productions of the few years have included revival productions of Private Lives (2010) starring Kim Cattrall, An Ideal Husband (2011), What the Butler Saw, Uncle Vanya (2012), a highly unsuccessful production of Great Expectations and The Ladykillers.

The Duck House, a political satire starring Ben Miller, Nancy Carroll and former X Factor contestant, Diana Vickers, is the current production at the theatre. The Duck House is the first original play text to make its world debut at the Vaudeville in some decades.

2014 saw productions of Tricycle Theatre transfer, Handbagged, as well as Hetty Feather, Menier Transfer Forbidden Broadway, a seasonal reprisal of Potted Sherlock and The Wind In The Willows.

2015 saw a Hampstead Theatre transfer Di Viv and Rose, The RSC's Oppenheimer, Just Jim Dale and The Importance of Being Earnest. A short daytime run of Michael Morpurgo's I Believe in Unicorns ran through August 2015.

2015 draws to a close with two back to back comic shows from Dawn French with 30 Million Minutes and Bill Bailey with Limboland.

 

Past Shows

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The Boys in the Band
(closed 18 Feb 2017)
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Dead Funny
(closed 4 Feb 2017)
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Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes
(closed 22 Oct 2016)

 
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Hobson's Choice
(closed 10 Sep 2016)
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Hand To God
(closed 30 Apr 2016)

 
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Bill Bailey: Limboland
(closed 17 Jan 2016)
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The Gruffalo
(closed 3 Jan 2016)
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Dawn French 30 Million Minutes
(closed 5 Dec 2015)

 
The Importance of Being Earnest 100x150 Vaudeville
The Importance Of Being Earnest
(closed 7 Nov 2015)
I Believe in Unicorns
I Believe In Unicorns
(closed 30 Aug 2015)
Just Jim Dale
Just Jim Dale
(closed 20 Jun 2015)