The Lyric Theatre and Bruiser Theatre Company’s current production of John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps is the perfect antidote to this week’s howling wind and rain outside, bringing back a brilliant and hilarious sell out show last seen here in 2016.
.This fast-paced, action packed co-production, which runs from 02–31 March, features 4 fearless actors (Hannah Brackstone-Brown, Michael Condron, Michael Johnston and Benjamin Stratton) playing no fewer than 139 roles and delivering some of Hitchcock’s celebrated scenes including the train top chase and the Forth Bridge escape as well as many funny scenarios with belly-laugh accents and a few quick step choreography moments across the Highlands and lowlands of Scotland. As in John Buchan’s book, we follow the adventures of the dashing hero Richard Hannay as he grapples with dastardly murderers, double-crossing secret agents and devastatingly beautiful women; narrowly escaping from a succession of hair-raising escapades and hooting with laughter as he and his fellow characters deliver some absolutely great one-liners.
The casting is excellent and delivery, wonderful.
Most definitely worth a watch.