Making a return visit to the stage at Westacre Theatre are Rachel Cummins and Charlie Hotson in The 39 Steps.

Two actors who set out on their theatrical careers as youngsters attending drama workshops at Westacre Theatre, are returning to their roots.

Charlie Hotson (also known as Raymond Rose) and Rachel Cummins, will be among the cast of the company’s latest production, The 39 Steps.

Both were young teenagers when they appeared in shows at Westacre.

Mr Hotson has spent 12 years appearing in London’s West End and Ms Cummins has travelled the world.

Theatre company members play various character roles in this quick-change, comic version based on the John Buchan novel.

Adapted by Patrick Barlow, there will be eight performances of the award-winning version, which will be directed by Andy Naylor.

The plays sees Richard Hannay become embroiled in an international spy conspiracy.

He is an ordinary man who ignores his own safety for the sake of his country but finds himself framed for a murder he didn’t commit.

He tries to stop state secrets being smuggled out of Britain in the high-energy and witty show.

The curtain is set to rise on Wednesday with performances nightly to Saturday (July 7) and again the following Wednesday to Saturday (July 11 to 14).

Performances are at 7.30pm and tickets, costing £16 and £12 for audience members under the age of 21, are available online.

See www.westacretheatre.com or call the box office on 01760 755800 for more information.