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Cast changes in The 39 Steps from 28 July 2008
Cast changes in The 39 Steps, at the Criterion Theatre from 28 July 2008.
Alan Perrin & Nigel Betts replace Martyn Ellis & Simon Gregor. Jo Stone-Fewings (Richard Hannay) & Josefina Gabrielle (Annabella Schmidt) continue in their roles.
Alan Perrin’s theatre credits include His Dark Materials, The Trial, Gilgamesh, Richard III, Napoli and Millionara for the National Theatre, Cyrano De Bergerac and Henry V for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Nigel Betts’ theatre credits include Tinderbox for the Bush Theatre, A New Way to Please You, Thomas Moore and Night of the Soul for The Royal Shakespeare Company. His extensive television credits include Trial and Retribution, Silent Witness, Midsommer Murders, A Touch of Frost and Grease Monkeys, as well as regular appearances on the Catherine Tate Show. On film his work includes Chain Mail, In Your Dreams, and Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution.
This comic adaptation began life at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2005. It opened at the London Fringe venue, The Tricycle Theatre, 14 Aug 2006, where it ran to 9 Sep 2006 before transferring to The Criterion Theatre, in the West End from 14 Sep 2006. The production had its Broadway premiere on 15 January 2008
To date the London production has grossed over £5 million.
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!