Jo Stone-Fewings joins The 39 Steps 28 April 2008

Jo Stone-Fewings joins The 39 Steps 28 April 2008

Jo Stone-Fewings will take over the role of Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps, at the Criterion Theatre from Monday 28 April 2008.

Jo Stone-Fewings’ extensive theatre credits include "War and Peace" for the National Theatre, "The Taming of the Shrew", "Twelfth Night", "Richard III" all for the Royal Shakespeare Company. His West End credits include "See How They Run" at the Duchess in 2006 and "The Country Wife" at the Haymarket in 2007.

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.

The London cast currently features Simon Paisley Day (Richard Hannay, from 28 April Jo Stone-Fewings takes over the role), Josefina Gabrielle (Annabella Schmidt), Martyn Ellis (Clown), Simon Gregor (Clown).

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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