The 39 Steps, West Yorkshire, Playhouse, Leeds

The dialogue can drag and director Fiona Buffini wastes some gags. But four actors juggle 30 roles on a beautifully playful, DIY set. The skulking gents (Simon Gregor and Mark Hadfield) lug their streetlight around, switching it on like a standard lamp. The murdered lady (Lisa Jackson) dashes about scene-shifting with the dagger still waggling in her spine.

When Robert Whitelock's Hannay escapes through a window, he exits - none too dashingly - taking the whole frame with him. As for the moorland chase, tiny shadow puppets race over silhouetted crags, crashing into stags. Highly inventive silliness. KB

To 16 July, 0113 213 7700; touring

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