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Workington Playgoers step out with a feel-good comedy

L-R: Kelly Pearce, Alyson Douglas, Emma Morgan, Joanne Ritson, Sarah Delorme, Nicola Woodier, Anne Bowmer, Jane Douglas; front centre: Marc Baillie (Photo courtesy of Chris Lewis,

Stepping Out is a hugely popular play that won the 1984 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy.

It follows the lives of seven women and one man (Geoffrey, the ‘doormat’) who meet at a weekly dance class in a dingy North London church hall to tap their troubles away, accompanied by miserable, moaning pianist Mrs Fraser. Led by the patient ex-professional Mavis, the group begin their journey with two left feet and end up exceeding all expectations when they are asked to perform in a public charity gala.

Playgoers’ veteran Pat Brinicombe, who took part in a previous Playgoers’ production back in 1993, now returns as director. And some of the performers have real-life experience of joining tap dance classes as mature students, though they’ve never won any competitions!

The play runs from Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th April, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced at £11.50 (£10.50 concessions), are available online at or on the door, or you can leave a message on 01900 603161.

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