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The 39 Steps

The hit comedy thriller, The 39 Steps, was performed this week in College Theatre in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice by four fearless young pupil actors. Bertie Beeching, Megan Good, James Tomlinson and Ed Towey took on the challenge of playing 139 characters in 75 minutes in this relentless roller coaster of a rip roaring yarn.  The four intrepid performers planned and executed the entire project from start to finish, determined to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice and in doing so enthral packed audiences of fellow pupils, enthusiastic parents and public alike.  Safe to say the whole adventure was hugely entertaining but much more importantly, in just three evenings of collections, the four brave actors and their support team of pupil stage hands and technicians, managed to raise a over £890 for an excellent cause.

Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of John Buchan’s novel and Hitchcock’s
classic 1935 film The 39 Steps won the Laurence Olivier Award for best
new comedy in 2007, was nominated for a Tony on Broadway and has been
performed in over 50 countries around the world.  The 39 Steps tells the
story of handsome hero Richard Hannay and a mysterious murder at his
London home. On the run from the police, he heads to Scotland to clear
his name and discover the significance of the 39 Steps. On the way he is
launched into a series of incredible adventures meeting multiple
bizarre characters on the way.