Can four actors play 150 roles in a single performance? They can, and do, in The 39 Steps!
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!
This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! It’s great fun for everyone from 9 to 99.
“39 Steps is a comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, with only 4 actors portraying more than 150 characters, sometimes changing roles in the blink of an eye. The brilliantly madcap story follows our dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of The 39 Steps, all the while trying to clear his name! The show’s uproarious fast-paced 100 minutes promises to leave you gasping for breath… in a good way! Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock.Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited and an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon.
WINNER! 2008 DRAMA DESK AWARD for Unique Theatrical Experience
Winner! Tony® Award, 2008
Winner! Best New Comedy, Laurence Olivier Award, 2007
"A wonderful triumph of theatre!" -BBC Radio 4
“Theatre at its finest! Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock's film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands."- The New York Times