Not a musical for a change but a play.
The 39 Steps is Olivier Award Winning slapstick humour at its finest with a twist. A Thriller Comedy by Hitchcock, 4 actors play 139 characters in 100 minutes. It leaves you utterly breathless with wonder. One scene in particular left me speechless as 2 actors switched through four characters complete with costume changes in the space of seconds.
The actors are superb, slick, fast paced, witty and fantastic chemistry between all four. Some of the jokes are hammered home quite forcefully but this is the nature of the play. It is not afraid to pick itself up, shake itself off and remind the audience that it is well aware it is a play thank you very much.
Based at The Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly it is simple to get to and just around the corner from Leicester Square. China Town and St James Park helped to while away the time until curtain up with dinner courtesy of Piccadilly.
I like to think I am reasonably experienced when it comes to the Theatre - I have seen a lot of plays and musicals and know what I like and what I don't like.
I LOVED this play. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
I have heard rumours it is going on tour and coming to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury soon.