The curtain has come done on the Mavis Turner Tappers!

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This heart-warming British comedy follows the lives and loves of seven women – and one man – who every week escape the daily grind by taking a tap dancing class in a London church hall.

Former professional dancer, their teacher Mavis, is determined to get her diverse group of amateurs to show off their talents in a big charity show. Their spirits are willing – but their feet – that’s another story! You’ll be rooting for Mavis and her tappers to overcome all their obstacles and take to the stage in style.

The play is by Richard Harris, whose wife took part in a local dance class and suggested it might provide material for a play. When he visited a tap class and saw how much people were enjoying themselves, he was determined to capture the pleasure they were getting out of the class.

With a cast of characters to make you laugh and touch your heart, this ever-popular, award-winning play was also made into a successful film with Liza Minnelli and Julie Walters.

See photos of the cast in the show and in rehearsal in the Gallery below – thanks so much to our wonderful friend and supporter Andy Abbott of Abbott Photography. Thanks also to Aaron Weight, who has been doing fabulous work on our social platforms.

Read a review of the show on the Suffolk News website Suffolk News reviews Stepping Out at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, performed by the Irving Stage Company

This amateur production of “Stepping Out” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd


Sylvia Camille Berriman

Mrs Fraser Sally Boulter

Vera Sian Couture

Maxine Kate Hiser

Rose Liz Holland

Dorothy Christian Jenner

Maxine Hayley Nunn

Andy Kat Willson

Lynne Katie Woodhouse

Geoffrey Ben Young


Director Sian Couture

Choreographer Julia Foulsham

Piano accompanist extraordinaire (in case Mrs F has a turn) Jonathan Gibbs

DSM Darian Vomund

Properties Liz William

Prompt Julie Merrick

Follow Spot Spanna Markwell

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