The 39 Steps is perfectly suited to Bruiser’s pared down aesthetic. The use of props, set, lighting and sound combine to create living rooms, train carriages and hotels and if any company can convince you that three ladders are the Forth Bridge, this is the one to do it.
1 April 2016, No More Workhorse
39 Steps – Lyric Theatre – Review
Herein lies the beauty of this piece – one minute you’re laughing, the next you’re wondering, next you’re tapping your feet to Matthew Reeve’s sparse yet inspired musical score. I’ve reviewed a Lisa May/Bruiser play before, but the past is the past and if you’re only as good as your current show, May, the Lyric, Bruiser and all the team behind and in front of this fab production are simply flying. Three curtain calls leave hands blistering at the last clap of the palm, a great play. Go see.
Conor O’Neill, 31 March 2016, CultureHUB Magazine
The 39 Steps | Review
It is impossible to fault this production, it is little wonder that the entire Lyric Theatre rise to its feet in triumphant applause as the curtain falls. This is a well-polished, sublimely executed glimpse into what can be achieved on a stage with a tiny cast, some stellar movement and a lot of hard work.
Colm G Doran, 1 April 2016, The Reviews Hub
The 39 Steps – Lyric Theatre, Belfast