The 39 Steps celebrates its sixth year in the W/E
THE 39 Steps, now celebrating its sixth year in the West End, has grossed over twenty million pounds since it opened at the Criterion Theatre in 2006. It is now the longest running show in the theatre’s 137 year history.
Based on John Buchan’s 1914 spy thriller of the same name and adapted for stage by Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps is directed by Maria Aitken, with design by Peter McKintosh, lighting by Ian Scott, sound by Mic Pool and movement by Toby Sedgwick.
The cast of four, who take on an incredible 139 roles in the 100 minute production, currently includes Andrew Alexander (as Richard Hannay), Catherine Bailey (Pamela/Annabella/Margaret), Paul Bigley (Man) and Stephen Critchlow (Man).
The 39 Steps follows the adventures of Richard Hannay – complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache – as he goes on the run from police accused of a dastardly murder, dodges double-crossing secret agents, and becomes entangled with several devastatingly beautiful women.
The 39 Steps is an international hit, having now played in countries including Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Spain, South Africa, South America and Turkey. The production has also run on Broadway and toured North America.
The 39 Steps has won many awards including an Olivier and Whatonstage.com Award for Best Comedy, two Tony Awards for Best Lighting and Best Sound Design, two Drama Desk Awards for Unique Theatrical Experience and Outstanding Lighting and the Molière Award for Best Comedy.
The 39 Steps is presented by Edward Snape for Fiery Angel and Tricycle London Productions with the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
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Tickets: £15 – £49.50. Available from the box office on 0844 847 1778 or online at www.love39steps.com/.
Times: Monday to Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday matinee at 3pm, Saturday matinee at 4pm.