Stepping Out

2004.1 - Stepping Out

Frankston Arts Centre : March 2004


Brief Synopsis:

Set in North London, the story follows the lives of the members of an amateur tap class.   Each attending for their own reasons, Harris’ play is a wonderfully endearing tale of how determination, friendship and camaraderie can shape even the most bashful into proud performers.

Mavis, a professional dancer who didn’t quite make it past the chorus line, now runs her own class in the local village hall for anyone in the area.  A mixed, and otherwise incompatible, group of seven women and one man meet weekly for their tap-dancing class in a dingy North London church hall.  Each struggling to conquer either their inhibitions or dance technique, or both!

Then the day comes when Mavis breaks the news to the group that they have been invited to perform in front of an audience for a big charity concert.

With varying degrees of talent and determination we see how each class member copes with the challenge…but with only a few weeks to learn an impressive tap routine, will they do it in time?  Can they make it?  Or will they all, literally, fall flat on their faces?


Production Team
Director / Choreographer Angie Phillips
Production Co-ordinator Judi McCormack
Stage Director Brad Dart
Costume Design Scott Hili
Set and Scenic Design
Lighting Design John McCormack
Make Up Design Rhonda Horwood
Sound Design Rick Merrin
Assistant Production Manager Linda Beadle
Set Construction John Beaney
Craig Symons
Wayne Walker
Costume Assistant Robyn Rumbelow
Brett Wingfield
Lighting Operator John McCormack
Lighting Assistant Ron Gavin
Kerry Grigg
Sound Operator John Beaney
Make Up Assistant Debora Bambrook
Hair Ben Fraher
Publicity Marion Beaman
Beryl Beaney
Sue Dyer
Program Photos Michael Fletcher
Front of House Photos Chris Taylor
Front of House John Rumbelow
Robyn Rumbelow
Audition Secretary Brett Wingfield
Green Room Sue Fletcher
Jan Lavender
Backstage Crew Linda Beadle
John Jenkins
Craig Symons
Brett Wingfield
Bev Woodford


Lynne Sheona Gregg
Dorothy Karina Stroot
Andy Emma Sproule
Vera Sue Allen
Mavis Miranda Barron
Geoffrey Peter Stanbrook
Mrs Fraser Marissa Tunks
Sylvia Melissa Chrydans
Rose Carolyn Waddell
Maxine Claire Thorn