Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon
Based on the Book by John Buchan
The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The original concept and production of the story was by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. Patrick Barlow re-wrote this adaptation in 2005. The play won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 2007.
This blissfully funny show follows the incredible 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 and spectacular version of Britain’s most spell-binding thriller – 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!