The Steps musical Here and Now World Premiere coming to Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre - what you need to know
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If you’re a fan of the '90s pop sensation Steps, get ready for exciting news! A brand-new musical, Here and Now, based on their iconic songs, is set to hit the UK stage this year. The world premiere will take place at The Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham this November, followed by a transfer to the West End.
Here & Now weaves a heartwarming tale about four friends who work at the seaside superstore Better Best Bargains. Their dreams of finding love and happiness collide with secrets and lies that threaten to derail their plans. Will they give up or fight for their ‘happy ever after’?
This sparkling musical features many of the band’s unforgettable hits, including Tragedy/Heartbeat, Stomp, One For Sorrow, 5, 6, 7, 8, and more.
Steps (Claire Richards, Faye Tozer, Ian ‘H’ Watkins’, Lee Latchford-Evans and Lisa Scott-Lee) , the UK’s most successful mixed-sex pop group, boasts 14 top-five singles and a staggering 22 million record sales. Their seventh studio album, What the Future Holds, topped the UK charts in 2020, and now they’re thrilled to bring their music to the theatre.
They said: “We’ve been lucky to experience so much together as a band, but the question we’ve heard time and again is, ‘Where’s the Steps musical?’ Well, the wait is over—it’s finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve discovered the perfect story for our music within the aisles of a seaside superstore, where four friends embark on their own Summer of Love. Expect friendship, romance, and community—all set to our biggest hits. Get ready to laugh, cry, and dance in the aisles when we open the doors later this year!”
Here & Now is directed by the award-winning Rachel Kavanaugh (Half a Sixpence, The Great British Bake Off Musical) and written by Shaun Kitchener (Hollyoaks). Produced by Steps themselves, along with theatre company ROYO and pop legend Pete Waterman, this musical promises an unforgettable experience.
Here is everything you need to know about how to get tickets for Here and Now in Birmingham.
When and where can I see Here and Now: The Steps Musical?
Here and Now will premiere on Saturday 9th November and run until Sunday 24th November at The Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham. The musical is then set to transfer to the West End either later this year or in 2025, with dates yet to be announced.
The Alexandra Theatre is located on Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS. It is easily accessible by public transport, as it is just a few steps away from Birmingham New Street Station and Grand Central.
How to get tickets to Here and Now: The Steps Musical
Tickets are on sale now, having gone live on Friday 9th February. Tickets are available to buy at ATG Tickets, the official ticketing partner of The Alexandra Theatre. You can choose from a range of prices and seats, depending on your budget and preference.
Don’t miss this chance to see the musical that will make you feel like you’re on cloud number nine. Book your tickets now – it’d be a tragedy to miss it!