Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller is hilariously re-created on stage in this brilliant version of the smash hit West End show
At the Dugdale Centre from 5th – 9th March
This ridiculously funny comedy follows the incredible adventures of our dashing hero Richard Hannay, with his stiff upper lip and his pencil moustache, as he encounters all kinds of dastardly deeds, secret agents and fabulously beautiful women. Set just before the 2nd World War, he’s so bored he decides to do something utterly pointless.“I know!” he exclaims “I’ll go to the theatre!” There he encounters a mysterious spy, and follows a spectacular chain of events chasing top secret information to save the nation from deadly evil!
Based on the John Buchan novel and the Alfred Hitchcock film, it was adapted by Patrick Barlow who developed a new and exciting style – a jumbled up, crazy mix of minimalist theatre and our favourite comedies – Monty Python, satire, slapstick, melodrama, Music Hall, silent movies….etc, with lots of Hitchcock references “….not that window…the REAR WINDOW! ” It was a multi award winner, both here and on Broadway and enjoyed the fifth longest run in West End history – running for 9 years in London, 2 years on Broadway, touring to 39 countries.
A wonderfully original and inventive production, it features just four fearless actors playing over 100 roles, in over 100 minutes of fast paced, thrilling action – a comedy like no other!
G AND G PRODUCTIONS are Enfield’s professional theatre company, resident at The Dugdale and presenting comedies there since it opened in 2012. Producer Greta Jenkins and Director Gail Ashwell are both Enfield based with experience in many aspects of theatre. Greta said “We’re thrilled to bring The 39 Steps to Enfield! It was so entertaining and clever I saw it 4 times in the West End, but rights to perform it professionally aren’t usually given, so we’re especially privileged. We’ve an absolutely fantastic cast – our actors have worked in productions all over the world, been on the bill with some big stars, written plays themselves, but basically… they’re just hilarious! It’s great for the whole family – everyone will love it.”
What the critics said about the West End production
“riotously funny” The Times,
“ dizzyingly clever” The Daily Telegraph
“ pure fun” Time Out ,
“absolute genius…a must-see….you won’t be disappointed! ” London Stage Review
Adapted by Patrick Barlow From an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon
By arrangement with Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Ltd
By arrangement with Samuel French Ltd
March 5th – March 9th at 7.45pm
Matinees 7th & 9th
Box Office 0208 807 6680 www. dugdalecentre.co.uk
Tickets £17/£15 Concessions
The play is also a set text for GCSE and A Level Drama, so early booking is recommended
The Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town EN2 6DS