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Patrick Barlow

 

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[West End, 2018]
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Patrick Barlow

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Playwright Patrick Barlow

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08/11/2015
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Playwright Patrick Barlow

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Playwright Patrick Barlow

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Rodger Hess, Mark Light Orr, Franca Vercelloni, Jessie Shelton, Timothy Child, Peter  Photo

Rodger Hess, Mark Light Orr, Franca Vercelloni, Jessie Shelton, Timothy Child, Peter Bradbury, Terry Child, Mark Price and Patrick Barlow

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Patrick Barlow Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Play
Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best New Comedy Gold Star
Patrick Barlow, The 39 Steps
 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best New Comedy
Patrick BarlowLove Upon The Throne

Patrick Barlow News

MerrimacK Repertory Theatre Opens 44th Season With THE 39 STEPS Photo MerrimacK Repertory Theatre Opens 44th Season With THE 39 STEPS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2022

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will open its 43rd Season with the hilarious whodunit, The 39 Steps – a mix of Alfred Hitchcock's juicy spy flick with a dash of vintage Monty Python – from September 14 to October 2, according to Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director Courtney Sale and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas. 

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY Announces 2022-2023 Season; CARMEN JONES, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Photo ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY Announces 2022-2023 Season; CARMEN JONES, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

This season features a remarkable selection of plays, but starts its season with a spectacular reimagining of the operaCarmen with Carmen Jones, music by George Bizet, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, followed by Patrick Barlow’s imaginative take on the timeless A Christmas Carol, then the Off-Broadway hit Selling Kabul, Lucy Kirkwood’s thought-provoking The Children, and ETC will close its season with an absolutely delicious play from acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck, Seared. 

MRT Commissions Five Playwrights Photo MRT Commissions Five Playwrights
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

With an eye to the future, MRT announced today five new commissioned playwrights: Vichet Chum, Kevin Kling, Melinda Lopez, Dael Orlandersmith, and Kalean Ung.

Actors Collaborative Toledo and The Village Players Theatre to Present BEN HUR and RO Photo Actors Collaborative Toledo and The Village Players Theatre to Present BEN HUR and ROCKET MAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Actors Collaborative Toledo and The Village Players Theatre will collaborate to present a duo of area premieres in July on The Village Players stage. Ben Hur by Patrick Barlow will be performed on July 22-24 and Rocket Man by Steven Dietz will be performed on July 29-31.

Virginia Stage Company Announces 44th Season - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, THE HOBBIT & Mo Photo Virginia Stage Company Announces 44th Season - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, THE HOBBIT & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

Virginia Stage Company has announced their 44th season as Hampton Roads’ leading professional producing theatre company. Not since 2018 has VSC been able to open its doors to a fully in-house produced season, but in September of 2022, it eagerly welcomes its patrons to a full and in-person 6-show season at The Historic Wells Theatre.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season Photo Merrimack Repertory Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) announced today its 2022-23 Season – a lineup brimming with optimism and exuberance, including a world premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol, the East Coast premiere of a Cambodian-American play, and a new initiative for young audiences, according to Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director Courtney Sale and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas. 

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS is A Rollicking Comedy-Thriller Photo BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS is A Rollicking Comedy-Thriller
by Sarah Dussome - May 13, 2022

The Walterdale Theatre’s adaptation features a versatile cast and striking set.

THE 39 STEPS and More Announced for The Grove Theatre 2022 Season Photo THE 39 STEPS and More Announced for The Grove Theatre 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

Over 32 productions, including mainstage comedy The 39 Steps, and one-night performances from Mary Walsh, Gordie Johnson, Neil Osborne, Ofra Harnoy, Celeigh Cardinal, Julian Taylor, Rebecca Perry, and more.

BWW Review: ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S THE 39 STEPS at Great Lakes Theater Photo BWW Review: ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S THE 39 STEPS at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - May 1, 2022

Read our critic's review of THE 39 STEPS - the new production of the farce at the Great Lakes Theater.

World Premiere of LAUGHS IN SPANISH & More Announced for DCPA Theatre Company 2022/23 Photo World Premiere of LAUGHS IN SPANISH & More Announced for DCPA Theatre Company 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

The new Theatre Company season kicks off performances on September 9 and will feature seven mainstage productions including the musical The Color Purple, William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, and a new production of the audience-favorite The 39 Steps. 

Patrick Barlow Videos

Video: First Look at THE 39 STEPS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley VideoVideo: First Look at THE 39 STEPS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Paul Smith - Sep 19, 2019

The 39 Steps is proving to be a hit at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley having been extended! Check out clips from the production below!

BWW TV: Jim Broadbent-Led A CHRISTMAS CAROL Enters Final Week of Performances
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 26, 2016

Last chance to see Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent's triumphant return to the stage in A Christmas Carol at the Noel Coward Theatre. Must end its limited run on Saturday 30 January.

STAGE TUBE: Pint-Sized Critic Iain Armitage Weighs in on 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - May 7, 2015

Iain is at it again! The pint-sized theatre critic just visited the two-time Tony Award winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps, currently playing at the Union Square Theater (100 East 17th Street), to weigh in on  the play. Check out what he thought below!

BWW TV: THE 39 STEPS Is Back in New York- Meet the New Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2015

The two-time Tony Award winning hilarious hit comedy 39 Steps is currently in previews with an opening night set for Monday, April 13th at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street). The cast of 39 Steps will feature original Broadway cast member Arnie Burton as Clown #2, as well as Billy Carter as Clown #1, Broadway vet Robert Petkoff as the dashing hero Richard Hannay, and Brittany Vicars as Pamela/Annabella/Margaret in her New York City stage debut. The company just met the press and below you can meet the new company!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/15/15- THE 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2015

Today in 2008, The 39 Steps opend at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 771 performances. The play is a farce adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Patrick Barlow wrote the adaptation, based on the original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon of a two-actor version of the play. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film's serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/15- THE 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2014

Today in 2008, The 39 Steps opend at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 771 performances. The play is a farce adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Patrick Barlow wrote the adaptation, based on the original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon of a two-actor version of the play. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film's serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/15- THE 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2013

Today in 2008, The 39 Steps opend at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 771 performances. The play is a farce adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Patrick Barlow wrote the adaptation, based on the original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon of a two-actor version of the play. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film's serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.

STAGE TUBE: Kentwood Players' THE 39 STEPS - Highlights
by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2013

Kentwood Players presents the Tony Award winning comedy thriller 'The 39 Steps' now through February 16, 2013, at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester (Los Angeles). The production is directed by Ben Lupejkis, and produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete and Tony Pereslete by special arrangement with Samuel French. Check out highlights from the show in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: New Highlights - West End's THE 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2012

The 39 Steps, now celebrating its sixth year in the West End, has grossed over twenty million pounds since it opened at the Criterion Theatre in 2006. It is now the longest running consecutive show in the theatre's 137 year history. Check out new video highlights fom the show below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/15- THE 39 STEPS
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2012

Today in 2008, The 39 Steps opend at the American Airlines Theatre, where it ran for 771 performances. The play is a farce adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Patrick Barlow wrote the adaptation, based on the original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon of a two-actor version of the play. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film's serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.


Patrick Barlow Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Patrick Barlow written?
Patrick Barlow has written 2 shows including The 39 Steps (Playwright), The Messiah (Playwright).

What awards has Patrick Barlow been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for The 39 Steps Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for The 39 Steps and Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Love Upon The Throne .

What awards has Patrick Barlow won?
Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for The 39 Steps.