The 39 StepsWEST END & TOUR West End - 2006-2015

Based on the classic 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, John Buchan’s gripping whodunit is thrillingly adapted for the stage in this hugely imaginative romantic comedy thriller. Entertaining audiences in London from September 2006 to September 2015, this multi award winning production contains every legendary scene from Hitchcock’s movie thriller – including the chase on The Flying Scotsman train, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in the London Palladium, as well as the memorable and controversial ‘stockings and suspenders’ scene.

Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encountered dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women. The entire rip-roaring adventure is delivered by a dynamic and hilarious cast of 4 Actors playing 139 characters in 100 minutes.

Based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon, is adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria Aitken with design by Peter McKintosh.

The 39 Steps was the West End’s longest-running comedy when it closed after 9 years and 3731 performances at the Criterion Theatre, and has toured the UK, played in 28 cities worldwide including Moscow, Shanghai, Tokyo and Paris, as well as a US tour and on Broadway.

Winner Best New Comedy
Olivier Awards 2007

Winner Best New Comedy
Whatsonstage Award 2007


★★★★
“A DIZZY THEATRICAL GAME PLAYED WITH WIT AND VERSATILITY”
The Times

“CLEVER, VERY FUNNY, IMAGINATIVE AND BRILLIANTLY ACTED”
The Guardian

★★★★
“A JOYOUS VERSION OF THE HITCHCOCK CLASSIC”
The Sunday Times

★★★★
“HILARIOUS”
The Sunday Express