Stage 27 Presents 'Vintage Hitchcock'
at South Birmingham College, 7.30pm Saturday 7th July 2012 in Birmingham
Welcome to the WBFR Playhouse for an evening of intrigue, thrills, political espionage and romance, as Stage 27 goes deep into the world of the Master of Suspense himself - through a very different medium. It is 1953. We have had the Queen’s Coronation, the country is jubilant and everyone loves a compelling yarn at tea time around the wireless.
Join Stage 27 as we take you into the world of a partially staged live vintage radio play. Tonight, we present three of Hitchcock’s early masterpieces from his time on British soil. Are you sitting comfortably? Then our Announcer will begin.............
"Horrible Murder! Read all about it! Murder at Kings Cross last night - Avenger strikes again!"The year is 1888, and London is being terrorised by a serial killer named The Avenger. Join the Buntings as they struggle to let their rooms out in their modest guesthouse in Whitechapel. Their prayers appear to have been answered by the arrival of the mysterious Mr Sleuth. Or, as the case may be, are their nightmares just beginning?
THE LADY VANISHES
"There has been no English lady in this compartment never at any time. Apart from you."
A train is snaking across the mountains of Central Europe. Travelling home to England to be married, Iris Bennett becomes acquainted with - and then mysteriously loses, a friendly elderly lady. Shocked to discover that Miss Froy never actually existed, Iris must race against time with a gentleman friend to discover what dangers threaten their beloved country.
THE 39 STEPS
"I’m here to save a secret. A very important secret for this country."
Accused of murder and charged with a duty to save England, Richard Hannay must race across the country to do so, dodging bullets, enemies and the authorities whilst being shackled to a reluctant female companion. What is the secret of The 39 Steps, and how far will someone go to get it?
Stage 27 invites you to our Radio Playhouse to join us for an evening celebrating some of Hitchcock’s earlier classics – not on celluloid but through the form of a live scripted radio play. Adapted by Joe Landry, experience a formidable vintage Hitchcockian-style of suspense, danger, dark comedy, wit and mystery in a live format. Feel the hairs on the back of your neck literally stand up and goosebumps appear as you hear the ominous sound effects, blood-curdling screams and see amusement, confusion and horror first hand on the faces of our actors........
We've had the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and will soon be celebrating the Olympics - show your love of all things British by coming to see Hitchcock at his very best!
We shall be performing ‘Vintage Hitchcock’ at South Birmingham College’s new Fusion Centre in Digbeth, Birmingham. Located opposite the National Express Coach Station and The Dubliner Pub on High Street Deritend, Digbeth, the Fusion Centre is within 5-10 minute walking distance of Birmingham City Centre and local public transport links. Car Parking is available directly behind The Centre at a charge of £2.50. There is also parking in Digbeth and Bullring/NCP car parks within easy reach (please check opening hours). For a map of the location, please click here (green arrow indicates location).
Performances will begin at 7.30pm, and there will be a limited amount of tickets available on the door (subject to availability). Tickets cost £8 (£7 concessions) plus booking fee and can be purchased via www.skiddle.com / 0844 884 2920 (search for 'Vintage Hitchcock’ or Stage 27 Amateur Dramatics’.) Tickets can also be purchased via our website: www.stage27.co.uk. Tickets ordered online include a free pre-performance drink. Refreshments will be available to purchase during the interval and doors will open at 7pm. Skiddle.com is a 3D Secure website with the highest grade SSL Certificates. Once purchased tickets will be emailed as an 'e-ticket' and should be brought as proof of purchase.
Stage 27 is one of the oldest Amateur Dramatics Groups in Birmingham and we perform two productions a year. We are a dynamic, friendly group and are always on the lookout for new members - no experience required! For more information, or for any queries regarding our performances of Vintage Hitchcock, please contact Helen: 0751 212 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.stage27.co.uk.