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Alan Perrin and Nigel Betts Join 'The 39 Steps'


Alan Perrin and Nigel Betts will join the cast of Patrick Barlow's multi award-winning adaptation of THE 39 STEPS.  Joining Josefina Gabrielle and Jo Stone-Fewings, Perrin and Betts join the cast on Monday 28 July in the roles of Man 1 & 2 respectively.

Maria Aitken's production has been playing to sell-out houses at the Criterion Theatre since its transfer from the Tricycle Theatre in September 2006, winning the 2007 Laurence Olivier and award for Best New Comedy.  The Broadway production of THE 39 STEPS, which opened in January to great critical acclaim, last month won two Tony Awards.  Best known as Hitchcock's 1935 classic movie thriller, The 39 Steps has designs by Peter McKintosh, lighting design is by Ian Scott, sound design by Mic Pool, and movement by Toby Sedgwick.   The 39 Steps is presented by Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Ltd and Tricycle London Productions Ltd in association with the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Maria Aitken's production contains every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie -  including the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in the London Palladium, besides many other favourite cinematic moments, including the memorable and controversial 'stockings and suspenders' scene!

Alan Perrin's theatre credits include His Dark Materials, The Trial, Gilgamesh, Richard III, Napoli and Millionara for The National Theatre, Cyrano de Bergerac and Henry V for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Ethel and Earnest, The Man Who… and Ritual in Blood for Nottingham Playhouse.  His screen credits include The Bill, Wing and a Prayer, Prime Suspect and Wycliffe and on film he has been seen in Feast of July and Dark Corners.

Nigel Betts' theatre credits include Tinderbox for the Bush Theatre, A New Way to Please You, Thomas Moore and Night of the Soul for The Royal Shakespeare Company, Eden End and Macbeth for West Yorkshire Playhouse and Neville's Island for Watford Palace.  His extensive television credits include Trial and Retribution, Silent Witness, Midsommer Murders, A Touch of Frost and Grease Monkeys, as well as regular appearances on the Catherine Tate Show.  On film his work includes Chain Mail, In Your Dreams, and Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution.

THE 39 STEPS is currently playing on Broadway, on tour in the UK , in Italy, Israel, Australia, Korea, Germany and Greece, and is licensed to a further 15 countries around the world including Japan and Hong Kong.

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