Dance floor drama comes to Oldham Coliseum

SEQUINS, FAKE tans and fixed smiles will fill Oldham Coliseum for a brand new play exploring the world of competitive ballroom dancing both on and off the dance floor.

A must for all fans of Strictly Come Dancing, Kiss Me Quickstep Amanda Whittington delves into the lives of the people behind the moves.

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(picture by Andrew Billington)

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

But what if your dancefloor 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 is at your feet, it only takes one false step.

Amanda Whittington’s previous hits at the Coliseum include Ladies Day (2013), Satin ’n’ Steel (2011) and the hugely popular Be My Baby (2004).

She also writes for BBC Radio 4, with radio dramas including Woman’s Hour series’ Once Upon A Time and Paradise Place (Weird Tales) and The Nine Days Queen (Afternoon Drama).

Kiss Me Quickstep runs at Oldham Coliseum Theatre from Wednesday 13 – Saturday 30 April. Tickets can be booked by calling 0161 624 2829 or online at


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