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Paul Bigley joins cast The 39 Steps at Criterion Theatre
He joins other cast members Andrew Alexander (Richard Hannay), Catherine Bailey (Pamela/Annabella/Margaret) and Stephen Critchlow (Man 2)
Paul Bigley’s London stage credits include, Breaking the Code at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, One Way Pendulum at The Old Vic, The Madness of George Dubya at the Arts Theatre. His screen credits include The Hour, Hustle, Vanity Fair, Shackleton, Midsomer Murders, Shakespeare In Love and Martha Meet Frank.
(Paul Bigley & Stephen Critchlow in The 39 Steps.
photo by Tristram Kenton)
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, where it is currently taking bookings to 30 March 2013.
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!