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King's Lynn Guildhall of St George hosting KLODS' Stepping Out comedy from October 13

KLODS, the oldest stage show charity in West Norfolk and noted for their award nominated and winning productions, are proud to present the comedy play ‘Stepping Out’.

Being performed at the Guildhall of St George from October 13, this is a rollicking comedy with Mavis, the former professional chorus girl mediating the lives and loves of her bumbling students as they train for a grand show, as well as helping her to relive her ‘show-girl’ past.

The play focusses around eight individuals from very diverse 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 more as a social event and showing little commitment to focus on the dancing, they later start to develop their skills as performers and the ‘troupe’ starts to form.

The St George's Guildhall in King Street, Lynn.
The St George's Guildhall in King Street, Lynn.

According to KLODS chair David Nash, the play's writer, Richard Harris said the inspiration for the comedy show came from his own wife's previous career as a professional dancer. After the end of her career she went to a local dance class and when she came back she suggested that he should go and have a look as she felt there might be a play in it for him.

Taking his wife's advice, Harris visited the local church hall, a setting very much like the one in the play, where a tap dance class was in progress. He saw that they seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves and after further research, ‘Stepping Out’ was written.

The dance routines are the background for the focus of the play, the relationship and interaction of different people bring the comedy.

A previous KLODS production, Grease. Photo: Frankie Walder
A previous KLODS production, Grease. Photo: Frankie Walder

Beautifully directed by Grace Burton and choreographed by Amy Hubbard, the show is well known and won the “Evening Standard Comedy Awards” during its three-year West End run. The show was most recently on tour with a stellar cast including Amanda Holden, Natalie Casey and Tracey-Ann Oberman.

KLODS, a local self-funded charity for the promotion of the performing arts, is proud to bring this West End quality production to King’s Lynn.

Tickets are £13 and available from the Alive Lynn Corn Exchange box office on-line or call 01553 764864.

Times: Thursday, October 13 to Saturday, October 15 at 7.30pm. Matinee Saturday 15. at 2.30pm.

KLODS are noted for their award nominated and winning productions. These include their 2017 productions, Hairspray The Musical; Blood Brothers, The Play version, and in 2018 ‘Avenue Q’, and ‘Spamalot’ were nominated for National Operatic and Dramatic Association Awards, and their most recent production of ‘Grease’.

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