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
Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay – complete with pencil moustache on his stiff upper lip – as he attempts to solve the mystery of the 39 Steps. Journeying from the West End to the misty moors of Scotland he must acquit himself of murder, save his country from an international network of spies and just happen upon several bewitchingly beautiful women.
Based on John Buchan’s classic whodunit, with an affectionate nod to Hitchcock and a dash of Monty Python, this fun-filled adaptation sees four fearless actors play 139 roles. Prepare for an audacious theatrical adventure as they encounter plane crashes, handcuffs, evil moustaches, missing fingers and good old-fashioned romance!
The fifth longest-running hit in West End history, Patrick Barlow’s celebrated adaptation won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Comedy.