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London News The 39 Steps Sets West End Return

Nicola Samer directs the production, which is currently touring the U.K. through August 3.

Tom Byrne Mark Senior

Fiery Angel and Trafalgar Theatre Productions have announced the London return of Patrick Barlow's adaptation of The 39 Steps, based on John Buchan's novel and Alfred Hitchcock's film. Returning to the West End for the first time since 2015, the seven-week engagement will run August 16-September 28 at the Trafalgar Theatre.

Nicola Samer directs the production, which is currently touring the U.K. through August 3. West End casting will be announced at a later date. 

“We cannot think of a better production to delight audiences this summer than with this hilarious, joyous, and quintessentially British adaptation by Patrick Barlow of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller," Fiery Angel's Ed Snape said in a statement. "There is nothing quite like sitting in a theatre filled with laughter and this play always delivers.”

The 39 Steps follows handsome hero Richard Hannay as he encounters murders, double-crossing secret agents, and devastatingly beautiful women—all played by a cast of just four. The work initially played in the West End from 2006 to 2015, and received the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Comedy. A subsequent Broadway production ran from 2008 to 2010, before transferring to New World Stages Off-Broadway.

The creative team includes set and costume designer Peter McKintosh, lighting designer Ian Scott, sound designer Mic Pool, and director of movement Toby Sedgwick. Casting is by Abby Galvin. Maria Aitken directed the original production. 

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