UK pop band Steps have announced the world premiere of Here & Now, a brand-new musical using their iconic tracks.

Accompanied with an original book by Shaun Kitchener, the musical will open at The Alexandra theatre in Birmingham for a limited engagement from 9 – 24 November 2024.

Featuring Steps’ most beloved hit songs, Here & Now is produced by the band alongside ROYO with Pete Waterman, and will be directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, with choreography by Olivier Award winning Matt Cole.

'Here & Now - A Brand New Musical' from Steps Handout
‘Here & Now – A Brand New Musical’ from Steps

Here & Now musical from Steps

Although yet to be casted, here’s what to expect! Welcome to seaside superstore 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?

Launching their new show, 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 are one of the UK's most successful mixed sex pop group of all timeSupplied
Steps are one of the UK’s most successful mixed sex pop group of all time

Made up of band members Claire Richards, Faye Tozer, Ian ‘H’ Watkins’, Lee Latchford-Evans and Lisa Scott-Lee, Steps are one of 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 band’s hits include number one singles include Tragedy/Heartbeat and Stomp, Last Thing On My Mind, Love’s Got A Hold Of My Heart, Chain Reaction, all of which will feature in the musical.

Steps’ 2017 comeback tour sold out all 300,000 tickets, reportedly making it one of the biggest pop tours of that year, and the band have since continued to release new music.

The Alexandra’s box office will open on Friday 9 February from 12pm for ticket sales.

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