The time-honoured spy classic, the 39 Steps, immortalised by Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 classic film of the same name, gets a new lease of life at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.
Illuminating the stage is a cast of just four, all of whom,
with the exception of the impeccably cast lead Oliver Mellor (Coronation
Street), play a revolving cast of comic characters, often transforming
mid-scene to raucous comic effect.
tHE 39 STEPS
This review was originally published on Fringe Review
This is a story about living with Schizophrenia. A young man, Joe, develops a relentless cacophony of voices, visions and questionable media stereotypes. They are eating away at his sense of self and he’s gradually falling apart. From the noise appears a young woman in a red hoodie who holds Joe’s hand and helps him, in spite of everything, to carry on.
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We recently published a review of the Bavard Bar in Eastbourne, concluding that it was rather good. It transpires that Hastings Online Time’s reviewed the St Leonard’s version. We thought it would be good to share their opinion with you.
If you follow the links, in the extract below, they will take you to the Bavard Bar website and the Hastings Online Times full review.
This is the story of a gal from New York and she’s bringing her antics to Hastings in a classic cabaret style but with an operatic twist.
Shirley finds herself ‘Washed Up’ on the shores of Hastings. She laments the trials of middle age, excess blubber, sea fog and inevitable invisibility.
Now, what did I come in here for?
Printers Playhouse hosted a poignant new comedy play about growing old last week. A sweet delight, All Change told the heart-warming story of elderly Ivor and his long suffering daughter Lily, whilst the audience munched on cupcakes raising funds for the Alzheimers Society Cupcake Day.
All Change is based on close family experience and ‘Ivor’ ran the Brighton Marathon recently, complete with his tea-cosy on his head, a combination of sponsorship and selling cupcakes raising over £600 for the Alzheimers Society.
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