Monthly Archives: September 2012

Reading this Thursday for “The 39 Steps”

Hi All,

Its been a while hasn’t it?  We’re still trying to get the footage of “Run for your Wife” into usable shape for a Video night, but unfortunately our video guy got a job in Cork and doesn’t have much free time to work on it!

Anyway, we are proud to announce that our next Full length play will almost certainly be the parody of Alfred Hitchcocks “The 39 Steps” fresh from London’s West End.  This is a clever parody with multiple characters played by a small cast, clever use of lighting, sound effects and props all combined to bring a classic spy story to the stage including Nazi spies, Biplane Battles, Train Escapes and even the Forth Bridge!  This production is still running in London, but Restricted rights are available until the end of the year before they are being withdrawn again.  We plan to put this on the 3rd week of November 1st Week of December for 5 nights.  The cast as written calls for 3 Men and 1 Woman to play all the roles, but there are options to split this out further if necessary.  Ted will be directing and it will be his call on how he wants to handle that.

We will have a reading for “The 39 Steps” on Thursday night next, the 13th in the Oakwood Arms at 8pm.  We hope to see as many of you as possible there.  In the meantime, check out this trailer for the West End Production

The 39 Steps Trailer

In other news, we are inviting our friends from Choke Comedy back in October to present a new short comedy play by Ann Blake and Marie Boylan called “Tan”, about two Limerick girls getting ready for a night out on the town.  We will be presenting two Geraldine Aaron One Act plays to support this, with Eoghan Rice and Lauren Dunne in “Bar and Ger” and also Edel McFadden and Noel McNamara in “The Galway Girl”.  This may be a slightly different interpretation depending on how it works out in rehearsal!