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Stepping Out - a comedy by Richard Harris
The Pump House Theatre, Watford, Herts WD17 2JP
October 26th to 29th 2016
Tickets £12 (£11.50 Concessions).
For further information please click here or call 07917 324179.
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Please note that Box Office opens 1st August 2016 for this show.
Stepping Out opens on October 26th 2016 for a run of five performances. Wednesday to Saturday @ 7.45pm plus Saturday matinee @ 2.45pm
This production is the version of Stepping Out that was written as a play, as opposed to a musical. The show will contain some music and tap-dancing in the context of the play.
UPCOMING AUDITIONS FOR STEPPING OUT......
are on June 7th and 9th at Carpenders Park Community Hall, Carpenders Park, Herts WD19 5EG (at 8pm ) so if you know anyone (over 16) interested in tap-dancing and who'd fancy a chance at treading the boards, please ask them to call Michael on 07739 236 797 for more information. They need to be able to act and learn/improve their tap-dancing along the way as rehearsal schedules will contain tap-dancing practise for those that are rusty. Rehearsal nights are Tuesdays and Thursdays with additional Sunday Morning rehearsals in the month of the show.
Synopsis: Now a favourite of regional theatre audiences, this rollicking comedy, full of sparkle and zest, was named 'Evening Standard Comedy of the Year' when it premièred in 1984.
The play follows a weekly church hall tap-dancing class, whose members attempt to overcome their inhibitions and left feet. Mavis, a former professional chorus girl, tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs sufficient skills for an upcoming recital. But before the dancing begins, Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley, but loveable crew on their way to ‘step out’ of everyday life into the magic of dance and triumph at their recital.
The dance routines act as a backdrop against which the relationship and interaction of the characters are played out.
"A surefire winner." - New York Daily News
"You'll stand up and cheer." - WABC-TV
"Constantly simmers with laughter." - Sunday Express
As our performances often sell out, please reserve your seats early.
Call Box Office on 07917 324179 (opens 1st August 2016).
Why not enjoy our shows with a group of friends, colleagues or clubmates? They'll thank you for organising it and extra concessions are normally available for pre-booked groups of more than 10 for certain performances of selected productions, subject to availability.
Below are rehearsal shots from Belmont's May 2016 show, 'Night Must Fall - a psychological drama by Emlyn Williams, performed at the Pump House Theatre, Watford , Herts.
Another smokescreen from No.10? Belmont scored yet another success with 'Pardon Me, Prime Minister' in October 2015.
In October 2015, the group was delighted to play to a run of full houses for this traditional, well-crafted farce. The audiences showed they loved it and all the dedicated hard work really paid off; a real collective effort with a hard-working cast and backstage team. The whole show was a great team effort from Front of House, Set Building, Working Parties, Props, Stage Managers, Prompt, Lighting and Sound, plus the vital work of Box Office and Publicity. Belmont at it's very best. The publicity for this play obviously worked well and the eye- catching programme and poster designed by Mike and Maggie Morrow certainly was one of our best. Who could resist that red bra!!!?
Belmont Theatre is always looking to welcome new members and patrons. We have a terrific programme of plays in the pipeline and plenty for you to get involved in.
Michael Collins (Chairman)
Belmont Theatre wins Top Award!
InJune 2015 a crowd of us went to the Barnet Festival Awards evening. We were awarded a trophy for The Most Ambitious Choice of Play for 'Remembrance'. It was with great pride that I collected the trophy. This was for two reasons, one it was a damn good play and secondly because as I had spent most of the rehearsal period in either plaster or an air boot, it was very satisfying to actually be able to go onto the stage to collect it!!!
Mary Woolf was nominated for 'Best Actress', Judi Campion for 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role' and the set for 'Best Design and Construction'.
Thanks again to everyone involved. Please see the photos and the very very wide smiles!!!
Below you can see how some of our members recently enjoyed a very successful
Further photos from the Shakespeare workshop below.
Below is a 'thank-you' note to Linda and Mel from Andrea, whom you can see playing Caesar above.
A SELECTION OF BELMONT PLAYS ...
What can joining Belmont Theatre really do for me?
The proverbial 'first step' is notoriously the toughest to take when making a change so if you have ever considered taking a stab at the acting world, wait no longer and head in the direction of your performing dreams.
Why? The answer is simple, but powerful. Becoming a thespian, director, stage-hand, costumer, prop master, stage manager as well as promoting the show and ensuring the performances run smoothly in an amateur theatre group has far more intrinsic benefits than many people realise. And who knows where joining amateur theatre society might take you! Famous faces who first started in amateur theatre include Helen Mirren and Daniel Craig.
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