The 39 Steps
From: Saturday, 19th January 2013
To: Saturday, 26 January 2013
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Based on an original idea by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corbie from the book by John Buchan. This brand new version will be performed by four actors playing a minimum of 150 roles and contains every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie including the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in the London Palladium, besides many other favourite cinematic moments, including the memorable and controversial 'stockings and suspenders' scene!
Anne Morley-Priestman - 22 January 2013
How do you define "clever" in terms of a theatrical production – let alone "really clever"? Yet that's precisely what Patrick Barlow's multi-layered version of the Hitchcock film of John Buchan's The 39 Steps (keep up at the back, there!) is. What's more, it's clever-affectionate, and that's something which an audience laps up.
This is a new tour, re-cast from both the original and recent West End productions and re-directed by Lucy Skilbeck. Peter McKintosh's sets and costumes, Ian Scott's lighting and Mic Pool's syncopated sound design continue to play their important roles, but it's the performances which really make this show.
It's no denigration of either Richard Ede, who plays the archetypical stiff-upper-lipped reluctant hero Hannay, or of Charlotte Peters who takes on all the women with whom Hannay entangles himself – including a marvellous hommage to Madeleine Carroll – to say that [Tony Bell...
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Andrew Alexander (Richard Hannay)
Catherine Bailey (Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret)
Paul Bigley (Man)
Stephen Critchlow (Man)
Richard Ede (Understudy Hannay)
Olivia Greene (Understudy Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret)
Mark Huckett (Understudy Man)
Patrick Barlow (from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon) (Adaptation)
John Buchan (Book)
Edward Snape (for Fiery Angel and Tricycle London Productions with West Yorkshire Playhouse) (Producer)
Maria Aitken (Director)
Peter McKintosh (Design)
Ian Scott (Lighting)
Mic Pool (Sound)
Toby Sedgwick (movement) (Director)