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New Vic Theatre Will Premiere A New Adaptation Of Angela Carter's THE COMPANY OF WOLV Photo New Vic Theatre Will Premiere A New Adaptation Of Angela Carter's THE COMPANY OF WOLVES and New Play MARVELLOUS
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2019

A rare staging of an iconic fantasy horror, an uplifting new play about the life of an everyday hero, a dark comedy classic and a revival of one of their most popular productions make for an exciting spring season at the New Vic, announced today by the theatre.

Video: First Look at THE 39 STEPS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Photo Video: 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!

THE 39 STEPS Returns to the Dunstan Playhouse Photo THE 39 STEPS Returns to the Dunstan Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2019

Three years since it first wooed audiences and smashed every box office record in State Theatre Company South Australia's history, farcical comedy The 39 Steps is returning to the Dunstan Playhouse - but not for long.

THE 39 STEPS Extended At TheatreWorks Photo THE 39 STEPS Extended At TheatreWorks
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 3, 2019

Due to popular demand, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will extend the riotous comedy The 39 Steps, adding three additional performancesa?"2pm and 8pm Saturday, September 21, and 2pm Sunday, September 22.

Photo Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks' THE 39 STEPS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks' THE 39 STEPS
by Julie Musbach - Aug 20, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the Olivier Award-winning comedy The 39 Steps. This hilarious, high-speed spoof of Alfred Hitchcock's silver-screen classic hurtles a notorious fugitive and a breathtaking blonde from a London music hall to Scotland's most remote highlands crawling with devious spies.

Hilarious Hitchcockian Spoof THE 39 STEPS Announced At TheatreWorks Photo Hilarious Hitchcockian Spoof THE 39 STEPS Announced At TheatreWorks
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 9, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the Olivier Award-winning comedy The 39 Steps. This hilarious, high-speed spoof of Alfred Hitchcock's silver-screen classic hurtles a notorious fugitive and a breathtaking blonde from a London music hall to Scotland's most remote highlands crawling with devious spies. With a mysteriously murdered agent, a wicked plot to destroy England, and a race against the clock to stop it, this brilliantly funny show is a tribute to the master's greatest films. Directed by Leslie Martinson, The 39 Steps features four fearless actors playing 139 roles, stretching the boundaries of theatrical invention.

THE 39 STEPS Opens At Saint Michael's Playhouse Photo THE 39 STEPS Opens At Saint Michael's Playhouse
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 1, 2019

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 3 opening of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps at Saint Michael's Playhouse. The critically acclaimed 2007 Olivier Award-winner for Best New Comedy is the second production of the Playhouse's 2019 summer theater season.

Rep Stage Closes Season With Fast-Paced Comedy THE 39 STEPS Photo Rep Stage Closes Season With Fast-Paced Comedy THE 39 STEPS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2019

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), closes its 26th season with "The 39 Steps," a comedy adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan. Based on the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, this fast-paced spoof of the classic 1935 film is a joy for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.

Rep Stage Closes Season With THE 39 STEPS Photo Rep Stage Closes Season With THE 39 STEPS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 9, 2019

Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), closes its 26th season with "The 39 Steps," a comedy adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan. Based on the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, this fast-paced spoof of the classic 1935 film is a joy for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.

Alan Ayckbourn's A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN Triumphs In New York Photo Alan Ayckbourn's A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN Triumphs In New York
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2018

Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre company has returned from New York after a triumphant and record-breaking run with Alan Ayckbourn's A Brief History of Women, which wowed audiences and critics alike.

Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Heads For The Edinburgh Fringe For The First Tim Photo Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre Heads For The Edinburgh Fringe For The First Time
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2018

Stephen Joseph Theatre is to make its first ever visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre Announces Summer Lineup Including THE 39 STEPS and More Photo The Stephen Joseph Theatre Announces Summer Lineup Including THE 39 STEPS and More
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2018

Booking for the summer season at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough opens on Monday 19 February. The season opens in June with the hilarious adaptation of John Buchan's The 39 Steps that has played to packed houses in both the West End and Broadway - but started life in North Yorkshire.

Alan Ayckbourn's A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN Heads To The Big Apple Photo Alan Ayckbourn's A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN Heads To The Big Apple
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2018

Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre company is preparing to spend a month in New York this spring. The company is taking one of last summer season's hit shows, Alan Ayckbourn's A Brief History of Women, to the city to be part of the annual Brits Off Broadway festival organised by 59e59 Theaters. The show will be seen at the theatre - which is located at 59 East 59th Street - from 1 to 27 May.

Film Noir Spoof THE 39 STEPS to Play Centaur Theatre Photo Film Noir Spoof THE 39 STEPS to Play Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

For its second offering of the season, Centaur Theatre brings another blockbuster to the stage. The 39 Steps, by British actor, comedian and playwright, Patrick Barlow, (Absolutely Fabulous, Bridget Jones's Diary, Shakespeare in Love) is an uproarious send-up of Alfred Hitchcock's film noire adaptation of the spy thriller, written by UK novelist, John Buchan. Eda Holmes directs the rollicking ride, her first turn at bat as Centaur's new Artistic and Executive Director.

Film Noir Spoof THE 39 STEPS to Play Centaur Theatre Photo Film Noir Spoof THE 39 STEPS to Play Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

For its second offering of the season, Centaur Theatre brings another blockbuster to the stage. The 39 Steps, by British actor, comedian and playwright, Patrick Barlow, (Absolutely Fabulous, Bridget Jones's Diary, Shakespeare in Love) is an uproarious send-up of Alfred Hitchcock's film noire adaptation of the spy thriller, written by UK novelist, John Buchan. Eda Holmes directs the rollicking ride, her first turn at bat as Centaur's new Artistic and Executive Director.

BWW Review: Actors Co-op Delivers Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS Photo BWW Review: Actors Co-op Delivers Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS
by Don Grigware - Sep 25, 2017

Who can top the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock? His stamp on any work makes it eternally the best. Book adaptor Patrick Barlow takes a suspenseful Hitchcock film (1935) of the same name The 39 Steps and fashions a thoroughly entertaining, highly comedic and cinematically monumental suspense yarn for the stage. Director Kevin Chesley and the fine 4-member cast at Actors Co-op make it work as good as it can get anywhere, anytime.

International City Theatre Announces 2018 Season of Plays Photo International City Theatre Announces 2018 Season of Plays
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 16, 2017

International City Theatre has announced its 2018 season of five plays at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, where ICT is the resident professional theater company.

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Begins Season with THE 39 STEPS Photo Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Begins Season with THE 39 STEPS
by Julie Musbach - Aug 7, 2017

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center opens its 2017-2018 season with "The 39 Steps," adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan. BTE Ensemble Member Kurt Naebig* directs this zany Hitchcock-inspired whodunit.  Performances runSept. 7-Oct. 8. There will be a preview performance on Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.; press opening is Friday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m.

Top 10 Page To Stage Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Harry Potter mania grips London, while over the pond the States is seized by Hamilton fever. What do they have in common? Both originated in literary sources - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in J.K. Rowling's book series, and Hamilton in Ron Chernow's historical biography. They're not alone, with other examples this summer including Breakfast at Tiffany's, now in the West End, Therese Raquin at Southwark Playhouse, and the return of Pride and Prejudice to Regent's Park Open Air. So, here are 10 of the best page to stage adaptations.

Ivoryton Playhouse to Present THE 39 STEPS
by Tyler Peterson - May 20, 2016

? 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 for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, 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!

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