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"It really was sublime, so funny, so quintessentially British, so divinely nostalgic and with such a lightness of touch: bravo! I love old-fangled humour like that, so fond and gentle. 

                                                                                  Mark Ellen 

"Congratulations on the production yesterday which we enjoyed immensely. It was great fun, full of great gags, and bubbled away very successfully right to the end. You made a lot of people laugh a lot yesterday. Well done. Encore?"                                        Sarah Crofton

"What a spiffingly good show!  We laughed and laughed and all thoroughly enjoyed it and  came home still laughing. So thanks so much to all the Wear Team and can we have some more please."                                                                   Lizzie Drake

"Best Sunday afternoon for ages!"

Humphrey Bangham

(who painted the magnificent radio backdrop)

"There’s so much that’s rich for performers it’s an almost "die for" show!! I REALLY think that anyone who sees this will love it. It’s so well wrought and so much fun. Really well done, Pete - it was fantastic."

                                                    Tony Osborn

A very silly adaption of the classic The 39 Steps . Absolutely brilliant , included some current stuff , with jokes about Brexit and alike . I had a grin from ear to ear throughout , loved-it.


An enjoyable and very silly way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the company of the BCC. To begin with there were a few technical issues which meant a delayed start and no mike system but fortunately all the actors could be heard in this church hall. The four actors, pianist and sound effects man all performed this well known but amusingly adapted Buchan story with gusto and numerous accents.

 

Great fun on a Sunday afternoon - congratulations to all the cast including sound man and pianist. Huge range of accents from the four actors which added to the enjoyment and excellent sound effects.


A splendid romp through John Buchan's re-written thriller. A funny entertaining afternoon. Do look out for their production of The Hound of the Baskervilles on Sunday April 30th.

 

Terrific afternoon and I'm glad I managed to make it despite not feeling well. It certainly lived up to a live radio style broadcast with real last minute technical glitches but nothing was going to stop the show going ahead and the cast sailed through. It's an epic tale brought to life by only 4 actors and a super sound effects guy who should have taken his place on stage with the cast at the end. I will be booking for the next production which I believe is Hound Of The Baskervilles at the end of April. Thanks to everyone involved really looking forward to the next show.

 

A splendid way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The "39 Steps" spoof was very jolly and performed by a very talented cast of four Despite a technical hitch and the cast having to perform without a live "BBC" mic it was no matter. Strong voices and some wonderful ' flubs' and corpsing just added to the overall fun. A table of sound effects operated by the harassed sound engineer were quite splendid. A corking wireless play ...catch them if you can. Their next classical work they intend to demolish will be a similar reading wirelss play the "Hound of the Baskervilles". Can't wait!

lay the "Hound of the Baskervilles". Can't wait!

 

Thoroughly enjoyed this show, a very slick, clever production. Ad Libs were brilliant! We would definitely like to see this company again, will look out for them now.


This was probably the best Sunday afternoon we have had in a long time. A witty script, versatile actors and inventive sound effects all added up to a perfect performance. We cannot wait for their next show on the 30th April.


Do you have a 6-star rating option? That is what I would give to this gem of a production. These are actors with a capital A! It was a rollicking, guffawing experience, totally enjoyable and delightful and I couldn't recommend it more highly. Go see it if you can, you won't be disappointed. I would see anything by the British Comedy Company now that I have gotten to know them :)


Laughed my head off!! A joyous afternoon. Perfect to lift the spirits when all around seems doom and gloom.


The very best of witty satire from a truly gifted ensemble of writers & performers. If you had the chance to glimpse into the cutting edge of the Edinburgh Fringe 30yrs ago & then had the opportunity to see those same actors in one of the smartest church halls intertwined with a sound technician using an old till, balloons, tin with wire, boots on sticks & a sand tray to create the unmistakable sound track to this marvellous production.

 

"THE 39 STEPS... I counted them!"

More Audience Reviews below

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"The HOUND of the BASKERVILLES"  -  A Thrilling Parody

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SOME AUDIENCE REACTIONS:

 

Truly a labour of love. BCC Radio program set, with a parodied script, this collection of characters filled the room with laughter and so much fun, with their delivery, antics, ad libs, and so much more. All filled out in textures of piano following and shifting moods. And special mention to young Wear at the sound effects table, manual, vocal and digital, at times seeming to be limbed more like an octopus. The venue could not have been more warm, welcoming and supportive. What a delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

 

Hugely enjoyable parody of the Hound of Baskervilles, that was suitable for all ages. Peter Wear has written a personal, witty and dramatic script, and both the actors and the audience were guffawing out loud. Although some of the sound effects were recorded, many more were live, and visible to the audience: it was great fun to see balloons being popped to simulate gunshots and empty coconut shells used to sound like horses clip clopping on cobble stone streets. Reminiscent of the Goons, the acting was OTT, but quite professional, and there was spontaneous applause for some of the funniest ham performances. Do go and see this gem - I will certainly be back for the next production put on by the British Comedy Company, and would love to see their last show '39 Steps - I counted them'!

 

A great afternoon's entertainment. Clever script, good delivery, pleasant venue. Hope that that this will not be the only performance so that others may enjoy it.


What a fantastic piece of writing. The four actors played so many characters so skilfully. Comic brilliance in places which proceeded at very fast pace with many 'laugh out loud' moments. Brilliant miming with immense energy. Great piano playing and inventive use of sound effects. Excellent comic timing. I had a wonderful afternoon. Thank you all SO much. Good venue too! Will definitely be coming to see another production.

The CAST

 

Flip Webster   -   Peter Wear   -   Steve Steen   -   Anthony Ingle   -   Jack Vaughan

          as                      as                      as                          on                      as

Mrs. Hudson         Dr. Watson       Announcer                Piano          Sherlock Holmes

Soldier                                           Dr. Mortimer                                 Hugo Baskerville

Mrs. Barrymore                             Sir Henry Baskerville                    Barrymore

Beryl Stapleton                             Cabbie                                          Stapleton

Laura Lyons                                  Inspector Lestrade                        Frankland

Cartwright

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A Goon Show style mash-up of John Buchan's iconic novel and Alfred Hitchcock's classic film.