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    The 39 Steps

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    The Globe Theatre presents The 39 Steps, adapted by English actor, comedian, and playwright, Patrick Barlow as its third production of the 2024 season.

    Adapted from John Buchan’s 1915 novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film of the same name, The 39 Steps is an hilariously funny, action-packed parody play with all roles being played by only four actors.

    The original film, a spy story complete with murder and intrigue, is given a comedic twist and is transferred in its entirety to the stage. The story begins when an arrogant, womanising gentleman meets a beautiful woman at the theatre and takes her home. She claims to be a spy and is murdered. The 39 Steps, a mysterious organisation, are soon on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt, eventually reaching its climax in a death-defying finale!

    The 39 Steps will be a true test of the stamina and fitness of the cast. The fast paced physical comedy in the style of Commedia dell'arte, demands non-stop action from curtain up to curtain down! Actors must switch rapidly between accents, costume, age and gender – sometimes in mid-sentence.

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    Disability Access

    We have one wheelchair accessible position in the theatre (per performance), and if you have other disabilities, we can reserve seats in the front row for you. Please email us through Humanitix once you've made your booking so that this can be organised.

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