Cast changes in The 39 Steps from 23 April 2007

Cast changes in The 39 Steps from 23 April 2007

Cast changes in The 39 Steps, from 23 April 2007. Joining the cast are Robert Portal (Richard Hannay) and Jimmy Chisholm (Clown) , replacing Rupert Degas & Charles Edwards.

Rachel Pickup (Annabella Schmidt / Pamela / Margaret) & Simon Gregor (Clown) remain in the show.

Robert Portal London stage credits includes "Tom and Viv" at the Almeida in 2006; "Calico" at the Duke of York's in 2004; "Noises Off" at the PIccuially in 2001

Jimmy Chisholm's London stage credits include Measure for Measure & Merchant of Venice for the RSC at the Barbican in 1998/99. On television and film he has starred in Take the High Road, Taggert, Braveheart, Mrs Brown and Festival.

This comic adaptation opened at the Fringe venue, The Tricycle Theatre, 14 Aug 2006, where it ran to 9 Sep 2006 before transferring to The Criterion, in the West End from 14 Sep 2006.

It is written by John Buchan and adapted by Patrick Barlow, from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon.

It is directed by Maria Aitken, designed by Peter McKintosh, lighting by Ian Scott, produced by Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Ltd and The Tricycle Theatre.

The 39 Steps is best known as Hitchcock’s 1935 classic move thriller. This brand new version is 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!

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