"The 39 Steps" transfers to Criterion 14 Sep 2006

"The 39 Steps" transfers to Criterion 14 Sep 2006

The 39 Steps, transfers from Tricycle, to West End's Criterion Theatre, opening 20 Sep 2006, following previews from 14 Sep 2006 - booking to 13 Jan 2007

The play opened at the Fringe venue, The Tricycle Theatre, 14 Aug 2006, where it ends its sold out run on 9 Sep 2006.

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

The play features Catherine McCormack, Rupert Degas, Charles Edwards, Simon Gregor.

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 will be 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!

Catherine McCormack's London stage credits include: "When the Night Begins" at the Hampstead in 2004; "Honour" at the Cottesloe, NT in 2003; "Dinner" and "Free" at the LOft, National Theatre in 2002; "A Lie of the Mind" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2001; "All My Sons" at the Cottesloe, NT in 2000. Her film credits includes Braveheart, The Land Girls, This Years Love, The Tailor of Panama and Spy Game.

Rupert Degas' was last seen on the London stage in "Stones in his Pockets" at the Duke of York’s and New Ambassadors in 2003-2004.

Charles Edwards' London stage credits include "Hay Fever" at the Haymarket in 2006; "The Duchess of Malphi" at the Lyttelton, NT in 2003; "All My Sons" at the Cottesloe, NT in 2000.

Simon Gregor's London stage credits include "Late Henry Moss" at the Almeida in 2006; "The Hypocondriac" at the Almeida in 2005; "Red Demon" at the Youing Vic in 2003; "Pericles" at the Roundhouse in 2002; "The Lion King" at the Lyceum in 1999; "Gas Station Angel" at the Royal Court Upstairs in 1998; "The Front Page" at the Donmar Warehouse in 1997.

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