In a dusty church hall, ex-professional dancer Mavis Turner holds her weekly tap class. Every Thursday, in stumbles her well-intentioned but not overly talented troupe – the awkward but hugely enthusiastic Lynne, snooty Vera, streetwise Maxine and the rest of the group – all brought together to dance as if no one is watching, and hopefully no one ever will! That’s until they’re invited to perform at a charity gala. As disbelief is replaced by sheer terror, can this bunch of amateurs pull together and put on the performance of a lifetime?
Brian Capron, known to millions for his award-winning portrayal of the sinister Richard Hillman in Coronation Street, plays the bumbling but lovable Geoffrey, whose mid-life crisis might just bring with it some mid-life reward. Jessie Wallace, who won the nation’s hearts as the vivacious Kat Slater in EastEnders, stars as the bitingly funny Sylvia, a woman who is trying to balance herself on two left feet whilst propping up her real-life partner. Rosemary Ashe, Olivier Award-nominated West End star of Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins, reprises her critically acclaimed role as the group’s waspish Mrs Fraser.
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