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Kiss Me Quickstep

This show is available as a part of our money saving Jump the Q Season Ticket offer. Follow this link for more details.


A Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich production

by Amanda Whittington

A sequin-studded warm-hearted ballroom drama.

Three young couples are striving for glory on the competitive dance circuit – having finally made it to Blackpool’s National Amateur Championships via the motorway hard shoulder.

But there’s pain and heartbreak beneath the dazzling glitter ball when you’re dancing to other people’s tunes and hiding secrets. And with the world at your feet, it only takes one false step…

This bittersweet comedy reveals the backstage stories behind the fabulous frocks, fixed smiles and fake tan, looking at the real lives of those for whom dancing is everything.

Described as Britain’s ‘most consistently popular female dramatist’, Amanda Whittington writes for theatre and radio (including Women’s Hour). Previous hits at the Queen’s Theatre include Ladies Day and Satin ‘n’ Steel.

‘Anyone with a secret obsession with Strictly should book a ticket without further consideration’ The Guardian

Please note that we have an exciting new seating plan for Kiss Me Quickstep with an additional bank of seats behind the stage. This show will be performed in the round, with actors performing to all sides. If you have any questions about this seating plan please speak to one of our Box Office Team on 01708 443333.

Kiss Me Quickstep is


22 Feb - 9 Mar 2019


Various times, see below


£12.50 | £17 | £19.50 (+ 65p QNew Transformation Fee)

Tue - Thu
£19 | £23.50 | £27 (+ 65p QNew Transformation Fee)
£8 | Under 26s (Collection only - Please show proof of age)

Fri & Sat
£21.50 | £26 | £29 (+ 65p QNew Transformation Fee)

Running Time

140 minutes


20 minutes

Access Details

Talk Back
Wed 27 Feb
A chance to meet and question the company after the show

Sign Language Interpreted performance
Wed 6 Mar | 7.30pm

Audio Description via a headset will be available at every performance from 26 Feb.
Please note, audio description will not be available to those sitting on the onstage seating banks.
Dementia Friendly performance
Thu 7 Mar | 1.30pm


Main House

Cast + Creatives

By Amanda Whittington
Director Kirstie Davis
Designer Jess Curtis
Lighting Designer Mark Dymock
Sound Designer James Cook
Choreographer Lucie Pankhurst
Casting Director Matthew Dewsbury
Casting Assistant Tom Hurley
Assistant Director Kara Tyler

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