The 39 Steps
Hilarious live adaptation of John Buchan's spellbinding thriller
Stiffen that upper lip, chaps. This is British gung-ho at its finest and the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Comedy is solid proof. Pencil-moustached hero Richard Hannay deals with murder, secret agents, and beautiful women. All in a day's work. Four actors playing a minimum of 130 roles in 100 minutes, The 39 Steps is the most astonishing theatrical tour de force. Scenes include the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, and the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged. Location, location, location. The Criterion Theatre boast one of the most commanding locations in Theatreland just a stone's throw from Piccadilly Circus station. Immerse your self in a stunning Victorian venue that prides itself to 137 years of tragedy, comedy, song and soliloquy. "Uproariously jolly and splendidly inventive." – The Guardian "Dizzyingly entertaining…highly recommended." – Daily Telegraph Not suitable for children under 5. Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes including one interval. Ticket price includes booking fees. If booking multiple tickets please make sure to book from one YPlan account if you want to be seated together. You will be allocated the best available seats in the selected seating area. Please note that RV stands for Restricted View. These tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled).
"In an age of nostalgia, The 39 Steps strikes an excellent balance between utter farce and intelligent wit."