Sep 1, 2010
“The 39 Steps” will celebrate its 4th birthday in the West End on 9th
September with a special Vintage Night performance, where the audience
are encouraged to come dressed in their finest vintage outfits.
This will be followed by a Vintage Birthday Tea Party, organised by Fiery
Angel and yours truely, for special guests after the performance in the
gorgeous art nouveau Greene Bar inside the Criterion Theatre, which will
be decorated especially for the occasion. Fabulous vintage cakes will be
supplied by The Vintage Patisserie (as seen on “Dragons’ Den”, BBC2) and
tea-based cocktails, served in vintage tea pots, by Marquis Vodka.
This hilarious ‘whodunnit’, adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria
Aitken, also celebrated another significant milestone recently becoming the
longest running consecutive show in the 136-year history of the Criterion
Theatre (the Reduced Shakespeare Company, running three different
shows during their nine-year residency).
As “The 39 Steps” goes into its 5th year as the West End and New York’s
longest-running comedy, it has now played in 28 cities worldwide including
Moscow, Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris, a US tour and on Broadway and it has
recently finished a successful second UK tour.
An hilarious take on the Hitchcock classic, “The 39 Steps” sees our dashing
hero, Richard Hannay, stumble into a dangerous tale of cat and mouse
from London to Scotland. Accused of murder by Scotland Yard, persued by
enemy agents and carrying a secret that could save King and country,
Hannay must solve the mystery of The 39 Steps in order to acquit himself
and stop a war. Yet the most trying part of the whole tale are the women he
encounters, especially Pamela, his unwilling companion to whom he ends
up handcuffed during his daring escape. All delivered by a dynamic and
hilarious cast of 4 Actors playing 139 characters in 100 minutes.
Monday – Saturday at 8.00pm
Tuesday at 3.00pm
Saturday at 4.00pm
Tickets: £12.50 – £45.00
Best available seats £19.50
valid Mon- Fri evenings
and Tues & Sat matinees