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DAVE Lamb is somewhat confused at rehearsals for his latest play. The cast of Studio Theatre are experienced actors but this is a challenge even for them. Dave said: “Much of the comedy is in the adaptation already, it’s in the script. A lot of what you’ll see is in the touring production and in the West End. “So much of it winks to the audience. We’ve taken a lot of it as it is written and not changed it because it’s funny anyway, and we’ve tried to bring in some of our own new comedy.” The play won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, an award it fully deserved, said Dave who is delighted to give it a first amateur airing. “It is a brilliantly written and devised play and we have hopefully managed to do it justice,” he said. “Some of it we can do and some of it we can’t do, and if we can’t do it exactly the same as it was in the original production, we’ve tried to create our own, hopefully, equally funny version. “There’s almost a panto spirit of taking the audience with you, saying ‘Look, we can’t do a biplane crash, you’ll just have to bear with us and
HECTIC: For the director of Studio Theatre is co-ordinating a cast of more than 100 characters, played by only four actors in The 39 Steps at Aberdeen Arts Centre next week. He said: “It is extremely difficult. There are 139 characters in the play, most of them played by the leading actors, who are Lindsey Cromar and Steve Worsley. “Richard Hannay is played by Tim Tricker, and Lisa Cameron plays all three femme fatales.”