Patrick Barlow is renowned forhis four-person adaptation of The 39 Steps which has played inover forty countries world-wide. It has won Olivier, Helpmann,Moliere and Tony Awards and made Patrick the most performedplaywright in America for 2012. Patrick is celebrated in the UKfor his two-man theatre company National Theatre of Brent,whose comedy epics include Wagner’s Ring Cycle, The Charles andDiana Story, The Messiah, The Wonder of Sex, The Arts and HowThey Was Done, The Black Hole of Calcutta, The Life and Times of theDalai Lama and Zulu! They have won two Sony Gold Awards, aPremier Ondas Award for Best European Comedy and the NewYork Festival Gold Award for Best Comedy. Other screenwritingincludes Van Gogh (Prix Futura Berlin Film Festival), Revolution!!(Best Comedy Jerusalem Film Festival) and the BAFTA-winningYoung Visiters. Publications include Shakespeare: The Truth! andThe Complete History of the Whole World. Patrick has also appearedin Absolutely Fabulous, Shakespeare in Love, Notting Hill, NannyMcPhee and Bridget Jones' Diary. On stage he has appearedas Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum,Truscott in Joe Orton’s Loot, Humphry in Simon Gray’s TheCommon Pursuit and Toad in the Royal National Theatre’s TheWind in the Willows. He is currently writing two further fourpersonepics, A Christmas Carol,Ben-Hur and The Hound of the Baskervilles.