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Review: The 39 Steps (1935)

Alfred Hitchcock was already a prolific film-maker by 1935 but of all his early work The 39 Steps, released 80 years ago today, August 1, 1935, is considered the best. 399 more words

August 2015

Review of Fallen Angels

Yesterday my wonderful father took me to see another highly-amusing, pure-entertainment play at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. This play was less action-packed than… 592 more words


The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - Film Review

Quirky, slightly retro comedy from Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel is directed and co-written by Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom (2012)). The film focuses upon the adventures of a former concierge of the hotel, Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), as told by its current owner Mr Moustafa (F. 340 more words

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LONDON, ENGLAND (Part 2) - July 2015

Will We Ever Walk This Way Again?

On that stunning sunny Sunday afternoon – English wickets tumbling, Englishmen around us grumbling – it slowly dawned on me that the Test was likely to end that day and our 5th day tickets would soon be relegated to the status of souvenirs. 1,585 more words


Announcing 'The 39 Steps' for Spring 2016

Our next production – Spring 2016

The award winning comedy ‘The 39 Steps’ from the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, adapted by Patrick Barlow.

The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps, Criterion Theatre

Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women. 316 more words


The 39 Steps - 1935

Plot Summary

A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information. 603 more words