Steps musical Here and Now to make world premiere in Birmingham

Steps group photo

A brand new musical featuring the songs of Steps will make its world premiere in Birmingham this November.

Titled Here and Now, the musical – produced by the band, together with ROYO with Pete Waterman, will run from 9 – 24 November 2024. Tickets are on sale now here.

The show features an original book by Shaun Kitchener and will be directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, with choreography by Olivier Award winning Matt Cole. We first reported on the project back in 2021.

Casting is to be announced.

What’s the Steps musical about?

The show is set in a seaside superstore called Better Best Bargains, where it’s Friday night, the vibe is right, and everyone’s dancing in the aisles. But when Caz discovers the shelves are stocked with lies and betrayal, the summer of love she and her friends dreamed of suddenly feels like a tragedy. Have they all lost their chance of a ‘happy ever after’? Or does love have other plans in store…

Here & Now poster

Steps said: “We’ve been lucky to do many things together as a band, but the question we get asked again and again is ‘where is the Steps musical?’ Well…it’s finally here and we couldn’t be more excited.

“We’ve searched for the perfect story for our music and we’ve found it in the aisle of a seaside superstore, where four friends set out on their own Summer of Love. It’s a story of friendship, romance and community; packed with our biggest hits and sure to have everybody laughing, crying and dancing in the aisles. We can’t wait to open the doors later this year, and see you there!”

Steps (Claire Richards, Faye Tozer, Ian ‘H’ Watkins’, Lee Latchford-Evans and Lisa Scott-Lee) are the UK’s most successful mixed sex pop group of all time, with 14 top five singles, 4 number one albums, 22 million record sales, 500 million streams & 11 sold-out national arena tours under their belts.

The production has set design by Tom Rogers, costume design by Gabriella Slade, sound design by Adam Fisher with casting by Will Burton for Grindrod Burton Casting.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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