CLICK ON THE PICS TO WATCH
A trailer for
at Mike's Badhuistheater
in Amsterdam. 3'-15"
The beach and cliff near Broadstairs and the entrance (exit?) to the 39 steps - actually 115! 20"
John Buchan wrote THE 39 STEPS whilst convalescing near Broadstairs on the Kent coast.
It was 1914, WW1 had just started and there were many spy scares in the area.
Near the house there was a tunnelled staircase cut into the cliff, leading from the headland down to the beach.
That was the inspiration for his story.
"THE 39 STEPS... I counted them"
PW as Richard Hannay and Mike Manicardi as Newton Tweedsmuir in the Badhuistheater production in Amsterdam.
October 24th 2015 3'-51"
"IT'S A HOOT!"
A 1950s radio variety show featuring
"PASSPORT to DANGER"
A thriller serial in 5 episodes.
Devised and performed by the Peter Wear, Flip Webster
and Joe Hobbs.
August 4th 1995 20 mins
This is the recently discovered video of the final performance of my signature show that I performed for 18 years.
Dodgy sound (domestic video) but great movement!
I visited the area to see whatever could be seen and, purely by chance, I bumped into a man who knew exactly where the steps were. Not only that, he had a key to the gates and I had the rare privilege of walking up them - and here they are! ..... Walk up them with me. 2'-6"
Part 1 - 45 mins.
Part 2 - 20 mins.
Part 3 - 20 mins.