John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock's 'The 39 Steps', adapted by Patrick Barlow, from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon.
Richard Hannay is trapped in his flat: a dead spy lies at his feet, the shadow of the noose hangs above him. Armed with only his wits, a pipe and a stiff upper lip, our hero embarks on the chase of his life.
Will he unmask the spies and traitors that lie at the centre of the infamous plot to steal top-secret British military secrets? Whilst following the trail to Scotland, Hannay comes across the beautiful and feisty Pamela and places his life in her hands.
Patrick Barlow's adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller, The 39 Steps, is a masterpiece of comedic theatre. Four actors stand on an empty stage and over the next 100 minutes recreate the Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 epic film, based on John Buchan's 1915 novel. From London flat to Highland Castle, from music hall to moorland, our handsome hero and stunning heroine fight German spies, corrupt police and Liberal politicians to save the nation!
Photo credit: Dave Smith (Flickr)
John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock's
The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Mathematics Institute, Woodstock Road, Oxford
December 15 - 19 2015
7.30pm daily, (2.30pm Saturday matinee)