Spy thriller hits the stage

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps

Direct from nine years in the West End, Broadway and 25 countries around the globe comes a joyous version of the Alfred Hitchcock classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps.

The Olivier Award winning smash-hit comedy is back by phenomenal popular demand to Cambridge Arts Theatre as part of a 10th Anniversary tour.

Based on John Buchan’s 1915 novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film adaptation, The 39 Steps tells the story of a dangerous cat-and-mouse chase from London to the Scottish Highlands.

This inventive comedy thriller features four actors playing 139 roles in 100 minutes.

This blissfully funny show follows the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache, as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

After a short run at the Tricycle Theatre, London, The 39 Steps opened at the Criterion Theatre in 2006, where it ran for nine years. The production has attracted worldwide attention and spawned international productions in over forty countries.

It has received the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, a Drama Desk Award, a Molière Award for Best Comedy in France and a Helpmann Award for Best Comedy in Australia.

The show can be seen at Cambridge Arts Theatre from Monday January 25 to Saturday January 30.

For tickets call the box office on 01223 503333 or visit www.cambridgeartstheatre.com.