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Play Reading – The 39 Steps
June 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
ELTLHAM LITTLE THEATRE INVITES YOU TO A ZOOM PLAY READING OF THE 39 STEPS- INVITATION ONLY
REMEMBER: IF YOU HAVEN’T EMAILED FOR A ZOOM LINK YOU WON’T GET ONE EVEN IF YOU HAVE SAID THAT YOU ARE GOING OR INTERESTED
See below for email address to request an invitation.
As an introduction to our 2022 playbill, we are holding a reading of the play chosen for our Season 1 slot:
Patrick Barlow’s Comedy/Parody The 39 Steps.
ELT is also seeking a DIRECTOR. If this could be you, please join the reading.
The stage version is a parody adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock.
The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning-fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film’s serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.
This will be a read-through only and will have no bearing on casting the play. Even if you have no intention of joining the production, you are welcome to attend – to read or to listen.
In line with current circumstances, this reading will be conducted as a Zoom meeting. All those who wish to attend must advise by email. An invitation link for the meeting will then be sent.
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Please contact ELT on [email protected] if you wish to attend.