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Steps are planning a West End musical – and here’s what each member wants to call it

Exclusive: "All I can say is it's very exciting..." said Lisa of the secret project - before suggesting it should be named 'Tragedy'!

By Jamie Tabberer

Words: Jamie Tabberer; Photography: Kit Oates

Steps are manifesting a West End musical – and their extensive discography is offering up a few ideas for what it could be called.

Claire Richards, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Lee Latchford-Evans, Faye Tozer and Lisa Scott-Lee teased the project on the red carpet at last night’s Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards, sponsored by Jaguar.

The ‘Stomp’ singers picked up the Attitude Icon Award, supported by Virgin Atlantic; they first detailed the project in the Attitude Awards issue – out now to download and to order globally.

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“It’s so obvious,” H told us. “We’ve been talking about it for years… The Steps musical. It’s just the perfect pop progression of telling a story through our songs. There are cogs turning.”

Claire added: “We’ve talked about it amongst ourselves very seriously.”

Lisa wears dress, by House of CB; Faye wears dress, by Love & Other Things; Claire wears dress, by House of CB; H wears trousers, by ASOS, shirt, stylist’s own; Lee wears shirt, by Nanushka jeans, by ASOS in the Attitude Awards issue. (Photography by Olivia Richardson; Fashion: Joseph Kocharian; Styling: Frank Strachan; Hair: Reiss Alexander at Juice Group; Makeup: Malin Coleman; Styling Assistant: Jessica Johnston; Professional fashion assistant: Sacha Dance)

Speaking to Attitude at the Camden Roundhouse in London ahead of the ceremony, Faye said of a name for the potential production: “I don’t know… ‘One For Sorrow’?! ‘Better Best Forgotten’?! We’ve got names coming out of our ears!” 

“We have to go with one of our song titles – ‘What the Future Holds’,” added H.

Lisa opted for ‘Tragedy’ before adding of the project: “All I can say is it’s very exciting…”

Claire wears shirt by Isabel Marant, skirt by Norma Kamali, belt by Richard Wilbraham, shoes by Aldo; H wears trousers and sleeves by Zara, vest by Calvin Klein, boots by KOI Footwear at ASOS; Lisa wears skirt by Love Moschino, lace top by Girl In Mind, shoes by Aldo; Faye wears vest by Christopher John Rogers, skirt by Alex Perry, shoes by Ego; Lee wears polo shirt by Gucci at MATCHESFASHION, trousers by Zara and boots by Dune. (Photography: Olivia Richardson)

Lee took a different tack by referencing their award and saying: “I think we should call it Iconic.”

Claire then said: “Oh my god, um… I’m the most indecisive… I can’t think of any of our songs! Um… OK: ‘Love’s Got a Hold of My Heart’!”

Frankly, we’re torn ‘Tragedy’ and ‘What the Future Holds’…

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