Nothing has been cut from this hilarious and spectacular version of Britain's most spell -binding thriller - legendary scenes include the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the death-defying (or nearly!) finale at the London Palladium!
With four actors playing a minimum of one hundred and thirty nine roles, THE 39 STEPS is the most astonishing theatrical tour de force of the year.
|Evenings: Monday - Saturday at 8.00pm Matinees: Wednesday at 3.00pm and Saturday at 4.00pm|
|Theatre Venue:||Criterion Theatre|
|Address:||Denman Street, London W1D 7DY|
|Seating Plan:||Seating Plan|
|Google Map:||Google Location Map|
In 1870 following the acquisition of the White Bear Inn site, and adjoining properties between Jermyn Street and Piccadilly Circus, caterers Spiers and Pond commissioned Thomas Verity to design a new development consisting of a large restaurant, dining rooms, ballroom, and galleried concert hall. Having commenced building work it was decided to alter the proposed concert hall, (though retaining the composers names which still line the tiled staircases to this day), to a theatre which opened in 1874. In the 1970's the whole of the Criterion site was proposed for redevelopment, which caused much protest as people feared the theatre would be lost. In the end the theatre closed from 1989, until it reopened in October 1992. Having undergone major refurbishment both back, and front of house, The Criterion retains an almost perfectly preserved Victorian auditorium, with all the intimacy and atmosphere that make the building a pleasure to both visit and work in.
|Written:||John Buchan, adapted by Patrick Barlow|
|Author:||John Buchan, adapted by Patrick Barlow. Original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon.|
|Producer:||Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Ltd and The Tricycle Theatre|
|Casts:||Rupert Degas , Charles Edwards , Catherine McCormack|
'A joyous version of the Hitchcock classic' Sunday Times