39 Steps production for St Wilfrid's Hospice
As part of their Gold Arts Awards, Megan Good and Bertie Beeching worked collaboratively to produce and direct a production of “The Thirty Nine Steps” in order to raise money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice. While the college provided some excellent support from the staff, this comedy-thriller was truly a student production in all aspects, featuring Ed Towey and James Tomlinson in the cast, and a volunteer backstage crew comprised solely of pupils at the College.
The play was enthusiastically received over all three performances, as the audience was taken on an adventure of a lifetime, as dashing hero Richard Hannay, attempts to clear his name after being implicated in a mysterious murder. Featuring Great British derring-do, double-agents, desperate murders, beautiful women, handsome heroes and more than a little humour, the quartet of actors were praised for the break-neck speed and attack with which they performed. With over 139 character changes in under 90 minutes, the audience were kept continually on the edge of their seats as more colorful characters appeared and locations changed in mere seconds.
The whole rollercoaster of a show was hugely entertaining, and the professionalism with which the team executed the project from start to finish surpassed the expectations of all. Much more importantly, in just three evening of collections, £890 pounds was for St Wilfrid’s, and it is safe to say that both Megan and Bertie feel their leadership project was a resounding success and are massively thankful to all those who got involved.