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Aladdin – Salisbury Playhouse

Writer: Andrew Pollard Director: Ryan McBryde Reviewer: David Jobson What makes a good pantomime – is it celebrities, big sets or special effects? Or does it need plenty of laughs, fun and high jinx.  If Salisbury Playhouse’s contribution is anything to go by it is certainly the latter, together with a creative team that knows their pantomimes and love their ...

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The 39 Steps – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: John Buchan Adapted by: Patrick Barlow Director: Maria Aitken Reviewer: Iain Sykes Since its first publication just over a century ago, John Buchan’s adventure spy novel, The 39 Steps, has not only formed the basis for several films but also this spoof stage production which is itself celebrating over a decade in the spotlight. Adapted by Patrick Barlow but ...

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The 39 Steps – New Theatre, Cardiff

Rob Whitcomb as Man 1, Andrew Hodges as Man 2 and Richard Ede as Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps

Book: John Buchan Adaptor: Patrick Barlow Director: Maria Aitken Reviewer:Jaclyn Martin   “What are the 39 steps?” – this is the question our hero, Richard Hanney, spends the play trying to answer. After a mysterious woman gets stabbed in the back in his West End apartment, Hanney finds himself embroiled in a dizzying journey to exonerate himself from murder. It ...

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The 39 Steps – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Rob Whitcomb as Man 1, Andrew Hodges as Man 2 and Richard Ede as Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps

Writer: John Buchan Adaptor: Patrick Barlow Director: Maria Aitken Reviewer: Ann Bawtree Advertised as Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, The 39 Steps, what is on the stage of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre would be more accurately described as a derivation from John Buchan’s novel of the same name. A “shocker” as he himself described it. This first appeared in serial form ...

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The 39 Steps – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Rob Whitcomb as Man 1, Andrew Hodges as Man 2 and Richard Ede as Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps

Writer: John Buchan Adapter: Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble &Nobby Dimon Director: Maria Aitken Designer: Peter McKintosh Reviewer: Rich Jevons The main novelty of The 39 Steps, is that all roles in this farcical thriller are played by just four performers. Winning an Olivier Award for Best Comedy and after nine years in the West End, ...

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The 39 Steps – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Rob Whitcomb as Man 1, Andrew Hodges as Man 2 and Richard Ede as Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps

Writer: John Buchan Adapter: Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble &Nobby Dimon Director: James Farrell Designer: Peter McKintosh Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Patrick Barlow’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning take on John Buchan’s classic tale of derring do, The 39 Steps, has been doing the rounds in its current form since 2006. Based the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film version, ...

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The 39 Steps, Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Richard Ede as Hannay in The 39 Steps UK tour 2016

Writer: John Buchan, adapted by Patrick Barlow Director: Maria Aitken Reviewer: Joan Phillips   Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of The 39 Steps doesn’t leave a stone unturned transforming Alfred Hitchcock’s film version of the same book into a very funny, extremely silly evening. Hitchcock’s 1935 film was loaded with dark suspense and jeopardy as the very model of Edwardian British hero, ...

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The 39 Steps – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Richard Ede as Hannay in The 39 Steps UK tour 2016

Writer: John Buchan Adaptor: Patrick Barlow Director: Maria Aitken Reviewer: Gareth Davies Famed for his National Theatre of Brent productions which wittily reimagine classic stories for a cast of just two actors, Patrick Barlow is also the man behind this reinvention of John Buchan’s spy thriller, via Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film version of the story. With four performers taking all ...

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