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The 39 Steps by Alfred Hitchcock and John Buchan, adapted by Patrick Barlow

Armed with only his wits, a pipe and a stiff upper lip, Richard Hannay embarks on the chase of his life

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!

Tickets are on sale at the Oxford Playhouse, on 01865 305305 and online at http://www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford/#event=20044

Review(s) of previous productions by ElevenOne Theatre:
"All three create an extraordinary tension on the austere stage, and for much of the time quite a lot of the audience seemed to be holding their breath" Peter Hitchens, Copenhagen, 2014-5

Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, Februrary 2014 "In a lifetime of theatre-going this is a stand-out production." Audience review, Daily Info

Reviews of the original West End production:
"Spies, a blonde and a guy go North by Northwest" - New York Times
"A wonderful triumph of theatre" - BBC Radio

John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock's
The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon

Performance contains gunshots, flashing lights, acts of bravado, willing suspension of disbelief and special effects (venue permitting).

Tues, 15 Dec 7.30 PM Prices: £15 (£12)
Wed, 16 Dec 7:30 PM Prices: £15 (£12)
Thu, 17 Dec 7:30 PM Prices: £15 (£12)
Fri, 18 Dec 7:30 PM Prices: £15 (£12)
Sat, 19 Dec 2:30 PM Prices: All tickets £12
Sat, 19 Dec 7:30 PM Prices: £15 (£12)

Mathematical Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG - the Andrew Wiles Building can be approached either from Woodstock Road or Walton Street, Jericho (walk past the Jericho Health Centre towards the observatories - the Andrew Wiles Building is on your right).

By Arrangement with Edward Snape for Fiery Angel Limited