Not content with working at their studies, four Eastbourne College Sixth Formers will this October stage The Thirty Nine Steps, inspired by the novel by John Buchan, and made famous by Alfred Hitchcock in the classic film of the same name.
This dramatic and award-winning version of the story has played to rave reviews in London’s West End, and the talented quartet is now looking forward to taking on the mantle. Playing 139 roles in less than 90 minutes the fearless four will take their audience on a whirlwind adventure that travels the length and breadth of Britain.
Dashing hero Richard Hannay, after being implicated in a mysterious murder is projected into a series of incredible adventures as he attempts to clear his name. With Great British derring-do, double-agents, desperate murders, beautiful women, handsome heroes and more than a little humour this compelling comedy thriller is not to be missed.
Bertie Beeching and James Tomlinson, last seen in EODS Productions’ Twelfth Night, are joined by fellow thespians Megan Good and Ed Towey, who delighted audiences in June with their comic performances in Eastbourne College’s Around the World in Eighty Days.
All four actors are delighted that proceeds will go to St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
Production Manager Megan Good said: “We are really thrilled to be given this opportunity and support by the College to do something so worthwhile for this very important local charity.”
While encouraged by College staff, this is very much a pupil production in all aspects, with all backstage, onstage, or front of house roles being undertaken by the students.
This light-hearted comedy thriller is suitable for the whole family and runs from Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th October, nightly at 7.30pm at the fully-tiered Eastbourne College Big School Theatre, Old Wish Road, Eastbourne. Tickets £5, with all proceeds to St Wilfrid’s Hospice, available now by calling 01323 452255 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tea, coffee, wine and homemade cakes will be available at every performance.