Monday, 3 March 2008

How Old is Mae West?

I spent this evening at the Theatre Royal watching the stage version of The 39 Steps. I have to say it was a fantastic production, very, very funny.

It follows the script of the Hitchcock film version pretty closely, but the comic techniques used in staging makes it a real hoot. Lots of deliberate mistakes and knowingly pathetic attempts to recreate spectacular moments jolly the show along. There are many fun uses of silhouette too.

The cast are extremely impressive with the 4 actors playing 139 roles between them. It runs until Saturday and is well worth going to see.

1 comment:

Mae West NYC said...

The Annual Fresh Fruit Festival [a non-profit group] will present an exciting serious-minded comedy "COURTING MAE WEST: Sex, Censorship & Secrets" at the Algonquin Theatre [123 East 24th Street, NYC 10010] four times in JULY: July 16th - 19th, 2008.
The play will launch with a festive opening party.

We would like to invite MAE WEST fans to write about this play.
Come up and see Mae
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