2016 The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps poster
The 39 Steps poster

The 39 Steps

by Patrick Barlow, Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon

Directed by: Barry Kitchen

Production Dates: 13th-15th October 2016


James Gould – Richard Hannay
Kate Robbins – Annabella / Margaret / Pamela
Peter Burton – Man 2
Rob Beadle – Man 1


Frances Somerville – Stage Manager
Denise Street – Continuity
Olivia Clarke – Continuity
Sylvia Powell – Continuity
Julia Forster – Costumes
Rachel Craig – Lighting
Grace Rogers – Make-up
Caz Gradwell – Set Design
Jon Morgan – Set Design
JJ – Sound
Rachel Craig – Front of House
Stephen Cashman – Front of House
Chris Shehan – Publicity
Wendy Shehan – Publicity

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1935 film thriller, “The 39 Steps”, has been brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage by Patrick Barlow, Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon.

Follow the spiffing adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff upper lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache, as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

Nothing has been cut from this hilarious version of Britain’s most spell-binding thriller, based on John Buchan’s gripping whodunit of the same name. Legendary scenes include the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the death-defying (or nearly!) finale at the London Palladium!

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller recently ended its long run at the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End, where it won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2007.

By Arrangement with Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Limited
John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock’s
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon


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Scene One


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