Written on: 01/12/2010
39 steps - What a waste of time and money. if i could have given it 0 stars, believe me i would have. I took a date to this show on the recommendation of a work colleague. the entire front 2 rows were full of kids which was the first warning sign, but on reflection i didnt hear the kids laugh once, they obviously have a better sense of humour than most at the theatre.
The show was so slapstick, i was cringing. it wasnt even the funny kind of slapstick that the tv show "bottom" was so good at. one actor (who played many difference parts) used the same ridiculous high pitched, overly comedic voice for every role. Whilst the fact that 4 actors played all the roles was impressive but not worth the lack of jokes and storyline.
Once reviewer commented that it was like a 6th form play-thats bang on the money. it was completely amateurish and NOT FUNNY AT ALL. i found myself trying to smile just to convince myself that i didnt pay the best part of £60 to see this drivel. My date ended up asking the barman and usher what they thought of it and even they were hesitant before realing of the official party line like it was being read from an auto-cue.
some people in the crowd were in hysterics over patheticly cheap gags, they must have been planted by the theatre to generate laughter.
Do not waste your money.