The 39 Steps London - 4 Actors, 130 Characters in 100 Hilarious Minutes
Ever heard of a play where 4 actors play at least 150 different roles? I guess no.
The 39 Steps is that one striking and splendid theatrical piece where there is fun,
comedy, drama, humour, acting and yes, over-acting.
Based on the 1915 John Buchan novel and Alfred Hitchcock's film of the same name,
the stage show of The 39 Steps was adapted by Patrick Barlow, with the original
conception by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. The thread-line which was more of a
dramatic, mystery-centric, somber plot has been transformed into a tongue-in cheek
comedy. The whole cast of The 39 Steps includes the fearless fantastic four performers
who set the stage on fire with their clever dialogues, quick witted responses, stand-alone
crack jokes, amusing overacting and humorous mimicking.
The 39 Steps is without a second thought London's funniest and West End's favourite
play. Winner of 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, The 39 Steps is
a humorous play featuring the tale of an innocent man on the run for a murder he
did not commit. Richard Hannay, the man on run has his life upside down after he
meets an attractive young lady and she reveals some secret information to him and
soon after that, she is found dead at her own apartment. Our hero gets blamed for
the murder and he travels up to Scotland to find the real culprits behind this murder
and tries to hunt down the mysterious organization responsible.
The play is a take on the funny side of the things and the performers brilliantly
get you rolling with laughing fits. So miss not the chance to witness theatre at
its best as The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre London is booked for good.