by Patrick Barlow, John Buchan
2 Tony Awards (2008, 6 nominations) including Best Play and 2 Drama Desk Awards (2008) including Unique Theatrical Experience; Best New Comedy, Laurence Olivier Award (2007); over 500 performances on Broadway
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit comedy thriller for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! Packed with nonstop laughs and over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!
“Theatre at its finest!... Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock’s film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands.” – The New York Times “The most entertaining show on Broadway!” – The New York Post