The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

by: Patrick Barlow, John Buchan

by: Patrick Barlow, John Buchan

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The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

by: Patrick Barlow, John Buchan

by: Patrick Barlow, John Buchan

Overview

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 two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! 

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Keywords

Betrayal, Death, Love

Details

  • Genre: Farce, Adventure, Mystery/Thriller
  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Patrick Barlow

Besides his version of Lew Wallace’s Ben Hur, Patrick’s Olivier-nominated adaptation of A Christmas Carol has played off-Broadway and London’s West End while his 4-person adaptation of The 39 Steps has played in over forty countries world-wide, winning Olivier, Helpmann, Moliere and Tony Awards and making Patrick the m ...

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John Buchan

John Buchan

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