The Crescent Theatre Company presents
The 39 Steps
8 – 15 Sep in the Studio
In 1915 John Buchan’s tale of treachery, spies, dastardly deeds and survival at all odds was published. In 1935 Alfred Hitchcock directed his film adaptation that moves rapidly from music hall, misty London streets, the Highlands of Scotland, and ultimately to the mysterious Thirty Nine Steps themselves via suspenseful train journeys, all manner of daring-do and a cast of thousands. In 2005 Patrick Barlow presented his rewrite using only a cast of four and a few suitcases. Ingenious, breathtakingly energetic, side-splittingly funny, it is a brilliant opening to The Crescent’s new season.