The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps Theatre Breaks at the Trafalgar Theatre

The 1935 Hitchcock film classic of John Buchan’s thrilling novel The 39 Steps was not a low budget movie: with locations in the Scottish glens, the Flying Scotsman, the Fourth Bridge AND the London Palladium.

The 39 Steps London Theatre Breaks
Touring cast of The 39 Steps. the show comes to London… by train! Credit: Mark Senior

So how do you squeeze all of that, and a cast of over 100 into the rather wee Trafalgar theatre, London?

With Patrick Barlow’s brilliant stage adaptation – that is how!

Four cast members, a breath-taking amount of quick changes and an imaginative staging enables this hilarious farce to bring every scene of John Buchan’s thriller to this humble West End stage under Nicol Samer directorial power.

Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

The 39 Steps London Theatre Breaks
Touring cast of The 39 Steps Credit: Mark Senior

Fiery Angel and Trafalgar Theatre Productions are delighted to present the Tony and Olivier Award-winning comedy, THE 39 STEPS, returning to London’s West End for the first time since 2015, with a strictly limited seven-week season at the Trafalgar Theatre from 16 August to 28 September.

If you read the papers, this is what yours said about The 39 Steps:

“Uproariously jolly and splendidly inventive” The Guardian

“A fast-paced, resourceful and attractively tongue-in-cheek production by Maria Aitken” The Independent

“Dizzyingly entertaining… highly recommended” The Daily Telegraph

“This clever and witty … All in all, thoroughly ripping.” The Sunday Times

“This 39 Steps is part spoof-spook and part dead-pan clowning.” The Observer

“A joyful version of The Thirty-Nine Steps” The Sunday Telegraph

Now you just have to see for yourself… don’t forget to book the hotel and travel at the same time!

Show File

Theatre: Trafalgar Theatre, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY

Performance Times:

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  • 16-31 August: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm (N.B. no performance on Tuesday), Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
  • 2-28 September: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm

Theatre Breaks hotel packages coming to book soon

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