West Avenue’s new musical incorporating the hits of pop legends Steps is to debut in London this summer – with all profits to charity.
5, 6, 7, 8 is a fan-made comedy weaving in several of the legendary outfit’s greatest songs; including One For Sorrow, Stomp, Deeper Shade of Blue and many, many more. Out for drinks after work, four colleagues realise they have something in common: their love lives suck. So they make a pact to sort themselves out – whether that means asking out a certain someone, cutting ties with Mr Wrong, or just learning to fly solo.
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Part of this year’s Camden Fringe Festival, the production will run for six performances only at Upstairs At The Gatehouse, a 123-seat theatre renowned for off-West End musicals.
Writer and director Shaun Kitchener (Hollyoaks – Channel 4, Positive – Park Theatre, BAFTA Rocliffe prize-winner) said: “I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how much fun this show is going to be. It’s been forming in my head for over a year, and when Steps got back together for their 20th anniversary, I figured now’s the perfect time.
“5, 6, 7, 8 is an original story with Steps music threaded in. It’s about a group of work mates who are all in some kind of love-life-related rut – and what do you know, that ensemble-based story gives us loads of opportunities to thread in the bangers.
“It’s a comedy, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Come along, grab a drink and have the most ludicrous night of your entire year. I have invited the band to come and watch – I like to think they’d enjoy it!”
All profits garnered by the production company will be donated to Mencap, a charity that works with people with learning disabilities.
5, 6, 7, 8 is currently being cast, and tickets are on sale now here.
Start times alternate between 7:30 and 9:15pm (full schedule below). Full price tickets are £12, with concessions at £10.
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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (run time 60 minutes):
Monday 14th August, 7:30pm
Tuesday 15th August, 9:15pm
Wednesday 16th August, 7:30pm
Thursday 17th August, 9:15pm
Friday 18th August, 7:30pm
Saturday 19th August, 9:15pm