The 39 Steps to close on 5 September 2015


Long running comedy The 39 Steps has announced that it will close on 5 September 2015 at the Criterion Theatre, after nine years at the venue. The production had been booking to 31 October 2015.

The 39 Steps 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.

This comic adaptation 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, and produced by Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Ltd and The Tricycle Theatre.

The cast currently includes Llewelyn-Williams (Richard Hannay), Kelly Hotten (Pamela/Annabella/Margaret), Mike Goodenough (Man) and Gary Sefton (Man).

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

By its cosing date of 5 September 2015, The 39 Steps will have played the 5th highest number of performances of any play in West End history and over 3 million people have seen the production worldwide.

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