Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!
Winner! 2008 Tony® Award: Best Lighting Design, Best Sound Design
Winner! 2008 Drama Desk Award, Unique Theatrical Experience
Winner! 2007 Laurence Olivier Award, Best New Comedy
Nominee! 2008 Tony® Award: Best Play, Best Director, Best Costume Design, Best Scenic Design
“Theatre at its finest! [...] Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock's film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands." - The New York Times,
- Gun Shots
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- Time Period: 1930s
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: Various setttings and locations througout Europe.
- Additional Features: Physical Comedy
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Ensemble cast
- Expandable casting
- Flexible casting
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
The 39 Steps premiered on Broadway in January of 2008, under the direction of Maria Aitken.