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Fast paced thriller comes to Wisbech

Lewis Barnard, Luke Burridge, Eleanor Pettet and Carl Ward.
Lewis Barnard, Luke Burridge, Eleanor Pettet and Carl Ward.

A fast-paced action adventure will be taking place on the Angles Theatre stage next week.

Members of RATz will be performing John Buchan’s classic novel, The 39 Steps, from March 12-March 14.

This classic spy thriller follows Richard Hannay, an all-action hero with a stiff upper lip and a miraculous knack for getting himself out of sticky situations.

Set in 1914, Europe is close to war and there are spies everywhere. Hannay befriends an American in hiding.

Four days later Hannay finds the American dead, stabbed. He runs for his life in case his association with the American places him in grave danger.

While in Scotland, he reads the American’s notes, only to find that he has been lied to and that there is an enemy group called the ‘Black Stone’ and something mysterious called ‘The 39 Steps’.

The play is directed by Adam Billett, currently studying for a masters degree in drama at Leicester University.

He is working with a four-strong cast – Luke Burridge as Richard Hannay, Eleanor Pettet as Pamela, Lewis Barnard takes on the role of Clown One while Carl Ward is Clown Two.

Buchan wrote The 39 Steps, his most popular and famous novel, in 1915 and 20 years later Alfred Hitchcock directed his version and it was ranked as one of his best works.

Performances start at 7.30pm on each night.

Tickets cost £11 with concessions of £9.

To book contact the box office on 01945 474447 or go to www.anglestheatre.co.uk

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