Taking Steps


A multi-level farce

13-17 July 2010

Taking Steps is a farce by popular English dramatist Alan Ayckbourn. It starts with a 'Dear John' letter that falls into the wrong hands, progresses through a romance with a ghost and a girl locked in a cupboard with a gurgling water tank, and involves the challenge of putting a three-storey house into the Bridewell Theatre.

Dancer Elizabeth thinks she’s taking steps towards leaving her husband, Roland. Roland thinks he’s taking steps towards buying a house to live in with her. Elizabeth’s brother, Mark, thinks he’s taking steps towards getting back together with his former fiancée, Kitty. Kitty doesn’t know which way to step at all.

When a 'Dear John' letter falls into the wrong hands and one of the main players gets locked in a cupboard for the night, no one’s taking quite the steps they intended.


ROLAND | James Laing
ELIZABETH | Sarah-Jane Aitkenhead
MARK | Chris Sims
TRISTRAM | Nick Edwards
LESLIE | Nik Lysiuk
KITTY | Anna Dubuis


DIRECTOR | James Newall
PRODUCER | Pippa Roome

Bridewell Theatre

  • Tuesday 13 July 2010 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 14 July 2010 7.30pm
  • Thursday 15 July 2010 7.30pm
  • Friday 16 July 2010 7.30pm
  • Saturday 17 July 2010 7.30pm