The 39 Steps
John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock's
THE 39 STEPS
Adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon | Directed by Helen Thorpe
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a classic spy novel, add a dash of comedy and you get The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for 9 to 99 year olds! This two-time Tony & Drama Desk award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs.
With over 140 characters (played by just a handful of ridiculously talented actors), it boasts an onstage plane crash, rooftop train chase, stabbings, handcuffs, missing fingers – and some good old-fashioned romance…
Richard Hannay, a man with a boring life, meets a woman with a thick foreign accent who says she’s a spy. But he’s hardly got her home before she’s murdered. Soon, a mysterious organisation called “The 39 Steps” is in hot pursuit in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale!
With a riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure. Miss it at your peril!
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
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