The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
February 9 – 19
Winner of the 2007 LAURENCE OLIVIER AWARD for Best New Comedy and the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, and 6 Time Tony Award Nominee in 2008.
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! Over 150 zany characters (played by a cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!
Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock. Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited and an original concept by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble.
“Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock's film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands."- The New York Times
"A wonderful triumph of theatre!" - BBC Radio 4