Sheffield comedy show looks back to classic spy movies

Touring to Sheffield before returning to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year is Number, Please, a farcical comedy set in the 1950s that satires classic spy films.

By Julia Armstrong
Monday, 24 June, 2019, 14:18
Spy movie comedy spoof Number, Please

Theatre company Paprichoo said: “Think Clue, think Monty Python, think The 39 Steps… But with actual roles for women.

“When switchboard operator Sheila Chadwick answers a mysterious call from a dying woman, she is entrusted with a top-secret message to be delivered to the ominous Charles Briand.

“Can Sheila, the not-so-innocent bystander help diffuse the situation?

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“Or will her utter lack of experience and necessary skills drag the mismatched team down?”

Number, Please. premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year, winning five-star reviews.

The show, written by emerging playwright Becca Chadder. will return to Edinburgh after a short preview tour that stops off at Local Theatre in Sheffield (July 10-13) and London.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk