Presented by State Theatre Company and Adina Apartment Hotels
THE 39 STEPS
By Patrick Barlow, from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock and the novel by John Buchan
The world-wide hit that brings John Buchan’s classic book and Hitchcock’s legendary film to life in an hysterical stage adaptation.
The debonair Richard Hannay is pulled into a web of intrigue and deceit after attending a vaudeville show in London. Pursued by a shadowy organisation throughout the UK, entranced by femme fatales and twisted into knots by skulduggery and suspicion, Hannay must solve the mystery of The 39 Steps and save his skin before it is too late.
British comedic genius Patrick Barlow riffs off both the original novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s hit film to create a piece that is equal parts farce, clowning masterclass and heart stopping noir thriller. This wonderfully deranged comedy features four actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun, thrilling action and riotous invention.
After five years on the West End, where it won the Olivier Award for best Comedy, and after sell-out productions around the world, State Theatre Company is delighted to bring Jon Halpin’s (This Is Where We Live) brand new production to the Adelaide stage to liven up the fag-end of our winter.
By arrangement with Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Limited.