John Buchan's The 39 Steps in Patrick Barlow's inspired adaptation
Patrick Barlow's four-actor adaptation of John Buchan's adventure novel The 39 Steps continues apace at the Criterion Theatre, bringing a quintessential stiff-upper-lip heroism to the West End. Join the energetic quartet in a romp across Britain - perhaps best known from Hitchcock's famous film.
While one actor plays hero Richard Hannay and another plays the three female roles, the remaining two actors share the other 150 parts between them!
Recreating (somehow) the escapade on the train as it crosses the Firth of Forth rail bridge, the chase across the Scottish glens and the denouement above the London Palladium as well as the stage's first ever bi-plane crash, The 39 Steps is a throwback to a time when the goodies were always handsome (and impeccably groomed), with the most perfect of clipped tones.
Underground at Piccaddilly Circus, with its entrance opposite the statue of Eros on the south side of the Circus, by Lillywhite's sports shop.
The nearest tube is Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines), while many north and west-bound bus routes stop on Lower Regent Street and south-bound routes stop on nearby Haymarket.
Curiously, while the entrance of the theatre is on Piccadilly Circus, the official address is at the back of the theatre in Jermyn Street, with a substantially different postcode, SW1Y 4XA.
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