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"A joyous version of the Hitchcock classic!" - Sunday Times

"Hilarious!" - Sunday Express

Alfred Hitchcock's
The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Based on an original concept by
Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon
Based on the book by John Buchan

Mix an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of vintage Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a hilarious whodunit, part espionage thriller and part slapstick comedy, adapted for the stage from the famous film and novel. Shots ring out across a crowded theatre and Richard Hannay is lured into a world of intrigue by a mysterious woman claiming to be a spy. When she winds up dead in his flat, he flees London with the police hot on his trail. A runaway hit in London and the winner of the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, this tongue-in-cheek thriller features four actors taking on more than 150 roles.

Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes; including 1 intermission

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