Murder, intrigue, suspense. Planes, trains, automobiles. 139 characters. 4 actors. When Richard Hannay is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he finds himself pursued by German spies, entangled with femmes fatales and caught up in an elaborate plot with the fate of the country at his feet. Patrick Barlow’s comic adaptation of The 39 Steps lovingly recreates Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 thriller for the stage, its tongue stuck firmly in its cheek! Having closed at the Criterion Theatre in 2015, after nine years, The 39 Steps is the fifth longest running play in West End history, picking up the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy along the way.
By Arrangement with Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Limited
John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon
This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Limited.