Theatre Royal Bath Productions and The James Grant Group have announced 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, 12th – 22nd October 2016 followed by Richmond Theatre and Cambridge Arts Theatre (additional date to be announced). Further casting to be announced.
Amanda Holden is an English actress, singer and presenter. Amanda became a household name when she played the part of Mel in hit comedy ‘Kiss Me Kate’ (1998 – 2000) and in 1999 she went on to star as Miss Titley in ITV’s popular comedy series ‘The Grimleys’ which cemented her reputation as one of the nation’s favourite actresses. Between 2006 and 2008 she played the role of Sarah Trevanion in ‘Wild at Heart’ and from 2002 until 2005 Amanda starred in BAFTA winning BBC show ‘Cutting It’, alongside Sarah Parish and Angela Griffin. She also starred in BBC1’s ‘Hearts and Bones’, ‘Mad About Alice’ and ITV’s ‘Marple’.
In 2003 she took the title role in the stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award and in 2011 she played the role of Princess Fiona in the original West End production of Shrek the Musical. More recently she has presented various television shows for ITV including ‘Superstar’ (2012), ‘This Morning’ (2014–present) and is best known as a judge on ITV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ since its first series in 2007.
Angela Griffin appeared in ‘Coronation Street’ from 1993 to 1998. Subsequently, she joined the original cast of the BBC medical drama series ‘Holby City’. She has also appeared in the BBC dramas ‘Cutting It’, ‘Down to Earth’, ‘Waterloo Road’ and ‘Lewis’. From November 2009 to July 2010, Griffin hosted her own live daytime show on Sky1 called ‘Angela and Friends’. Her theatre credits include Dolly in One Man, Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2013 and Caroline in Breeders at the St James Theatre in 2014.
Nicola Stephenson‘s television credits include Margaret Clemence in Channel 4’s ‘Brookside’; ITV’s ‘Christmas Lights’/’Northern Lights’/’City Lights’, ‘Safehouse’ and ‘Emmerdale’; BBC’s ‘Holby City’, ‘Clocking Off’, ‘The Chase’ and ‘All at Sea’. In 2012, Nicola played Louise, a series lead in the ITV drama ‘Homefront’ and in 2014 she joined the regular cast of ‘Waterloo Road’ for 11 episodes. Her theatre roles include A Patriot for Me at the Royal Shakespeare Company, His Girl Friday and Edmund at the National Theatre, and War Horse at the New London Theatre.
Maria Friedman is best known as a four-time Olivier Award-winning star of the musical stage. She has played Dot in Sunday in the Park with George at the National Theatre, Fosca in Passion at the Queen’s Theatre, Mrs Lovett in Sweeny Todd at the Royal Festival Hall with Bryn Terfel, and Mary in Merrily We Roll Along at the Leicester Haymarket.
She made her directorial debut with her highly acclaimed production of Merrily We Roll Along which opened at the Menier Chocolate Factory and subsequently transferred to the West End, winning Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards 2013, the Oliver Awards 2014, and the Critics’ Circle Award 2013. She went on to direct High Society at the Old Vic in 2015.
A prolific writer for television and stage, Richard Harris’ credits include ‘Outside Edge’, ‘Shoestring’, ‘A Touch of Frost’ and ‘The Last Detective’.
Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET
12th – 22nd October, 2016
Monday – Wednesday, 7.30pm; Thursday – Saturday, 8pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees, 2.30pm (not 13th October)
Press Night: Thursday 20th October, 7pm
Box Office: 01225 448844
Richmond Theatre, Little Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1QJ
W/c 24th October
Box office: 0844 871 7651
Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ
W/c 31st October
Box Office: 01223 503333
An additional pre-West End date to be announced.
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