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39 Steps - many more to get to see this
The 39 Steps
Member Name: dove3066
The 39 Steps
Advantages: funny, great surroundings
This is a really quirky adaptation of the 39 steps and not what I was expecting at all. The Criterion theatre stands right on the corner of Oxford Circus.
You enter the theatre at street level but as the theatre is built deep underground and so have to walk down a couple of flights to get to teh stage level. I'm not sure about lifts for thos not able to walk. The theatre is decorated in 19th Century opulance so it is like stepping back to the Theatres hay day.
The prices in the bar weren't too bad especially by London standards.
The play is in the style of a comedy with a number of double entendre and as there are only 4 actors there are loads of "...you look just like...." jokes. The set is minimal and so there are lots of artisitic theatre tricks used. Such as carrying a window on stage to look through.
The play is quite short at less than hour for each half - so plenty of time to explore London after the show or grab a late meal.
This is really goood fun and will have laughing out loud in great oppulent surroundings
Summary: A couple of hours good entertainment
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