39 Steps: Spy Farce for Woy Woy.
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have...Patrick Barlow's version of The 39 Steps.
Woy Woy Little Theatre (NSW) is staging this romp at the Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy from October 26 – November 10, 2012.
Four actors play dozens of characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an exraordinarily entertaining adventure. The madness begins when mild-mannered Richard Hannay starts his evening at the theatre and ends the night with a dead body in his lap. Caught in a maze of murder, espionage and flirtatious entanglements, our hero careers from the theatre to the Scottish moors and back to the London Palladium in search of a plausible alibi and the true identity of the killer.
Director Christine Vale "When I saw a new production of The 39 Steps at the Opera House about 4 years ago, I could tell it was going to be different. I laughed and laughed it was so clever. It took a couple of years before the script was released for production in community theatres. But as soon as it was released, I recommended we read it for production at Woy Woy Little Theatre. So I was thrilled when it was chosen for our 50thAnniversary year. Aside from following the script there are few rules with this play. It is really open to what the creative team, cast and crew can make of it. It has been an exciting challenge and so much fun. Everyone involved is just passionate about it – which I think you'll see has paid off on stage."
The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan, and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
At the Peninsula Theatre, adjacent to the Peninsula Community Centre on the corner of Ocean Beach Road and McMasters Road, Woy Woy. There is ample parking next to the theatre.
Bookings: 4344 4737 or 4323 3233
Images: (top) front row l to r - Caitlin Shaw, Martin Pemberton, back row l to r - Paul Russell and Duncan Piney and (lower) front row l to r - Caitlin Shaw, Martin Pemberton, back row l to r - Duncan Piney and Paul Russell.