The 39 Steps was a beloved spy novel, adapted into feature films several times, most notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935. Patrick Barlow’s 2008 stage adaptation spoofs John Buchan’s original novel and Hitchcock’s film, playing the action for maximum laughs. Four actors portray over 150 characters in a compact two-hour run time.
A young British gentleman named Richard Hannay befriends a beautiful spy. When he brings her back to his apartment, she is murdered and he becomes the prime suspect. He’s on the run, not only from the authorities, but also from a mysterious organization that has no good intentions for the fate of Western civilization. While evading hot pursuit, he falls in love with another beautiful woman. Only Hannay can stop a vile plot from an evil organization that threatens us all. Can he clear his name, save the world, and get the girl in time?
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