THE 39 STEPS
adapted by Patrick Barlow
Market Theatre, Cowbridge
Tues 15 to Saturday 19 July 2014
This Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of John Buchan’s gripping whodunnit - memorably filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935 - is now in its eighth year in the West End. CADS has been given special permission to bring the show to Cowbridge.
Incorporating wind, smoke, sound, live music and a huge amount of comic inventiveness by the actors, The 39 Steps tells the story of Richard Hannay’s encounter with a glamorous secret agent, after which he must battle an evil genius to save Great Britain. Nothing has been cut from this hilarious and spectacular version of Britain’s most spell-binding thriller - legendary scenes include a man-hunt on the Flying Scotsman steam engine, escape from the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical biplane crash ever staged and the death-defying (or not!) finale at the London Palladium. Along the way we meet sinister heavies in trench coats and trilbies, pursuing policemen, evangelical Scotsman and a bevy of beautiful women.
A great story and a great comic show.
The play is directed by Peter Sain ley Berry
Tickets are available for £7 from WG Davies, 38 Cowbridge High Street; or ring 01446 773874 to reserve seats. We are also running a special "Dinner and a Show" package with Cowbridge's popular inn, The Duke of Wellington. The package comprises a two-course dinner, coffee and a theatre ticket for just £17 pp; enquire at the bar.
NB Saturday night is almost sold out! - Please book quickly to avoid disappointment.
If you haven't been before, our small but perfectly formed theatre is at the far end of the Old Cattle Market (off The Butts, the road that turns off Cowbridge High Street beside the Market Place Restaurant, CF71 7AS). The bar will open at 7pm, curtain rises 7.30. We look forward to seeing you!