Here & Now a Musical by Steps to Debut This Year

Friday 26 January 2024

UK pop sensation Steps is over the moon to reveal the world premiere of their fresh musical, Here & Now. Set to the beats of their iconic music and featuring an original storyline by Shaun Kitchener, the musical will debut at The Alexandra, Birmingham, running from November 9 to 24, 2024. Produced by Steps and ROYO with Pete Waterman, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Matt Cole, Here & Now promises a spectacular showcase of Steps' timeless hits.

Casting details are yet to be unveiled, but here's a sneak peek into the musical's plot: Step into the lively aisles of seaside superstore Better Best Bargains on a Friday night, where the atmosphere is electric, and everyone's dancing. However, when Caz discovers that the shelves are filled with deceit, the anticipated Summer of Love turns into a heartbreaking tale. Will they miss their shot at 'happy ever after,' or does love have another twist in store?

Steps members (Claire Richards, Faye Tozer, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Lee Latchford-Evans, and Lisa Scott-Lee) expressed their excitement about the musical, sharing, “We’ve searched for the perfect story for our music, and we’ve found it in the aisle of a seaside superstore. It’s a story of friendship, romance, and community, packed with our biggest hits. We can’t wait to see you there!”

With 14 top five singles, 4 number one albums, 22 million record sales, 500 million streams, and 11 sold-out national arena tours, Steps is the UK’s most successful mixed-sex pop group. Their chart-toppers like Tragedy/Heartbeat, Stomp, One For Sorrow, Better Best Forgotten, 5,6,7,8, Last Thing On My Mind, Love’s Got A Hold Of My Heart, and Chain Reaction will be featured in the musical.

Steps' 2017 comeback tour was a massive success, selling out all 300,000 tickets, and the band has continued to make waves with new music. Their 25th-anniversary celebration included a headline summer tour and the release of the #1 album Platinum Collection, solidifying their status alongside ABBA, Rolling Stones, and Stereophonics as one of the few groups to score #1 albums in four consecutive decades.

Join Steps for a journey filled with laughter, tears, and dance in the aisles.