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Who needs Mamma Mia? A Steps musical is in the works!

June 1, 2017

prior to the start of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals at Singapore Sports Hub on October 20, 2014 in Singapore.

The iconic sounds of 90s pop group Steps are set to be turned into a new musical.

5, 6, 7, 8, the new musical, will debut in London this summer.

It comes after the popstars returned to the charts with a best-selling album, Tears on the Dancefloor, taking the number one downloaded spot.

The 60-minute musical will star actors and singers performing the classic hits of the camp stars.

It’s due to premier this August as part of the Camden Fringe season.

Writer and director Shaun Kitchener said: “I can’t even BEGIN to tell you how much fun this show is going to be.

“It’s been forming in my head for over a year, and when Steps got back together for their 20th anniversary, I figured now’s the perfect time.

“5, 6, 7, 8 is an original story with Steps music threaded in.

Steps musical poster

“It’s about a group of work mates who are all in some kind of love-life-related rut – and what do you know, that ensemble-based story gives us loads of opportunities to thread in the bangers.

“It’s a comedy, and it doesn’t take itself too seriously.

“Come along, grab a drink and have the most ludicrous night of your entire year.”

All profits from the new show will be donated to disability charity Mencap.

The real life group rounded off their return to pop with a top-selling album last month.

The group, comprised of Lee Latchford-Evans, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee and Faye Tozer, released the new album to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

It debuted at number two overall, with streams of Sheeran’s album, Divide, pipping the band to the top spot, according to the Official Charts Company.

Steps spoke to PinkNews on the release, with H revealing his coming out story – that shocked Claire.

The gay star of the 90s pop group remained in the closet until 2007, ten years after the band hit the music scene.

H told PinkNews: “I hadn’t told my family, and I was still kind of discovering who I was.

“It wasn’t a massive secret with the guys for a long time.

“But because I hadnt told my family, who were very important, I chose to stay in the closet.”

It turns out it wasn’t just family and fans H was in the closet to, though, with bandmates left unsure at first as well.

80s pop band Bananarama also announced a reunion recently, saying George Michael’s sudden death had provoked them to return.

More: Camden fringe, Claire Richards, Faye Tozer, Festival, Gay, h, Ian H Watkins, Lee Latchford-Evans, LGBT, Lisa Scott-Lee, London, musical, PinkNews, Steps, tour

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