Monday, 29 March 2010

A very vintage night out

A few weeks ago, I was befriended by one 'Richard Hannay' on Facebook. He turned out to be a character from the play The 39 Steps, which is currently showing at the Criterion Theatre, here in London. The original novel by John Buchan, The Thirty-Nine Steps was first published in 1915, and is a thriller about an innocent man on the run, starring the aforementioned Hannay, described as "an all-action hero with a stiff upper lip and a miraculous habit of getting himself out of sticky situations". The most famous adaptation of the book was by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935, and this latest production is set in the same era.

I was then contacted by 'Mr Hannay', to find out my thoughts on the Criterion running a 'Vintage Night' for the play, for which all attendees would be required to dress up in their finest attire. I, of course, thought it a splendid idea and told him so. Before I knew it, the date had been set and an advertisement placed in the forthcoming April/May issue of the Chap Magazine.

Looks rather splendid, don't you think?

I am excited to say that I have been invited to watch the play tomorrow, and discuss some other ideas with the organisers, that will ensure this night is one not to be missed by vintage fans here in the Big Smoke. I will report back soon! If you are keen to attend, please do contact the box office on 0844 847 1778 right away as the tickets have already started selling. I'm sure it's going to be a roaring success!

Must dash, I think I can hear a Black Maria coming round the corner....

Fleur xx


  1. That is too cool! I love The 39 Steps!

  2. looks fantastic (and Mr. Hannay is a very dashing looking chap, indeed!!!!)

  3. That sounds like so much fun! I saw that play, it was so funny, I loved it!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  4. Oh what a fantastic evening that would be!

    I wonder if I can make it? This is why I need to move nearer to London!

  5. That's what I call enticing advertisement! If only I could be there...

  6. That looks such good fun, very tempting!

  7. What wonderful idea!! I love things like that, when people just go with what ever inspires them to put a little "gold dust" on their lives ! :)

  8. Wow that sounds ace! Sigh if only I lived in or close to London, I would be there in a flash!
    Lottie x

  9. That sounds like it'd be amazing! I love this story - I only wish they'd put on interesting plays here. ;]
    -Andi x

  10. Sounds fabulous! I met the play's set and costume designer as he came an gave a lecture at university, and keep meaning to catch it onstage :) x


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