Monday, May 24, 2010

The 39 Steps




What an entertaining night out we had on Friday! The Fortune Theatre's production of John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps was an utter treat. Billed as being a comedy thriller I thought the chap next to me was at risk of dying laughing. In fact it was clear from the audience reaction everyone was having a grand old time.

The 39 Steps is a spoof of the classic mystery thriller and the cast delighted with their split second comic timing and grand theatrics.

Mark Neilson played Richard Hannay, the ordinary Englishman caught up in this extraordinary adventure, with his piercing blue eyes, and magnificent pencil thin moustache.

Anna Henare got to be the gorgeous femme fatale and the high and mighty blonde, (Hubby was a bit too fascinated by the way she removed her stockings, I might add) both distracting and helping our hero beat the bad guys.

Danny Still and Patrick Davies near stole the show with their multi character, slapstick, perfect timing, cavorting, quick as a wink playing of almost everyone else.

The cast were incredible, making it look effortless and keeping the audience at the edge of their seats and holding on to their sides laughing at the same time.

Congratulations to the director, Hillary Norris and her fabulous cast and crew on a brilliant show. You've got to see it!

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Vanda - Sounds wonderful! Glad you enjoyed yourself.

Rachael King said...

That's amazing. I was just wishing we could have something this here: http://www.diaryofavintagegirl.com/2010/05/but-what-are-39-steps.html

Perhaps they can follow suit and have a similar themed showing, I might even try and make it down for something like that!

Vanda Symon said...

A themed showing would have been fantastic - that's a great blog by the way, thanks Rachael.

Margot, it was a great show, and the proof of the pudding was the fact Hubby, a notorious time checker, especially when he isn't enjoying it that much, didn't check his watch once!