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Comedy, Drama 13 - 30 April

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre and New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme Production
Kiss Me Quickstep

Love, latin and lycra

A new play from the writer of Ladies' Day and the hugely popular Be My Baby.

Kiss Me Quickstep is the story of competitive ballroom dancing - both on and off the dance floor - and the real people behind the fixed smile and fake tans.

Justin and Jodie have finally made it to Blackpool's national championships - via the motorway hard shoulder. Luka's come all the way from Russia. Nancy's been training for this since she was just three. Lee and Samantha arrive on a wave of success.

But what if your dance-floor dreams are turning into a nightmare? How do you stop dancing to other people's tunes? What can you do if your partner's secret could cost you the crown? And, even when the whole world's at your feel, it only takes one false step...

A must for all fans Strictly Come Dancing...


Community Ensemble

Dance Captains: Corianne Brooks and Jabez Sykes

Dance Chorus: Mhairi Heather Boyle, Shelley Grace, Liberte-Mae Hirst, Lizzie Lawrence, Hannah-Elizabeth Murray, John Thacker


Running times

2 hours 10 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Matinee performance ends at approximately 4.40pm

Evening performance ends at approximately 9.40pm

Save Money with a Coliseum Season Ticket
This production is part of the Coliseum's season ticket offer - Four plays for just £66.00 or less. Contact the Box Office for more information on 0161 624 2829.

Full: £13.50 - £22.00
Concs: £13.50 - £20.00
Get In! Under 26? See the show for £6.00 - limited tickets available

Concessionary rates are available to retired patrons over 65, full-time students, registered unemployed people and eligible people with a disability. Proof of ID is required when buying or picking up tickets. Only one discount per ticket.
If you feel you are entitled to a concession due to a disability or have specific access requirements please contact the Box Office directly on 0161 624 2829 or at to discuss your visit to the Coliseum.

Group Discounts
Groups of 10 + get £2.00 off full price evening ticket with one free for every 10 tickets booked

Off-Peak Performance
Tuesday 19 April, 7.30pm

Post Show Discussion
Thursday 21 April, 7.30pm, FREE

Audio Described Performance
Wednseday 27 April, 7.30pm

Sign Interpreted Performance
Thursday 28 April, 7.30pm

Afternoon Tea
Wednesday 27 April, 1.30pm
£9.50 (£8.95 for Season Ticket holders) Add a glass of Prosecco for just £3.50

Part of Season Ticket Deal

Production Information:

Directed by Theresa Heskins

Designed by Dawn Allsopp

Musical Director James Atherton

Lighting Designer Daniella Beattie

Sound Designer James Earl Davies

Written by Amanda Whittington

Choreographer Beverley Edmundson

Choreographer Beverley Edmundson

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"Anyone with a secret obsession with Strictly should book a ticket without further consideration." - The Guardian

"This bittersweet story is a joy from start to finish" - The Stage

"This is an excellent example of new writing and the work regional theatres are producing." - The Reviews Hub


Amy Barnes
Samantha Shaw
Matt Crosby
Justin Atherton
Hannah Edwards
Nancy Knight
Alison Hammond
Compère (voiceover)
Jack Lord
Mick Knight
Abigail Moore
Jodie Atherton
Isaac Stanmore
Luka Krajl
Ed White
Lee Hart