World renowned The 39 Steps opens in Brisbane this October

World renowned The 39 Steps opens in Brisbane this October
Its Hitchcock meets hilarious!
“Theatre at its finest” – The New York Times

Intrigue, danger, murder… a gorgeous woman and a heroic man… The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy featuring over 100 characters played by four actors. Based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy thriller movie and novel by John Buchan, the stage production is currently the longest running comedy in the West End and winner of major theatrical prizes from Tony Awards® to the Olivier and Helpmann Awards. The Australian production is set to take over the stage at Brisbane’s Twelfth Night Theatre later this year from 21 to 26 October.

Paying homage to the ‘spy’ genre as well as other classic Hitchcock films, the spectacularly funny and cleverly performed stage adaptation of The 39 Steps was hailed as being “theatre at its finest” by The New York Times and has been by over 3 million people in more than 60 countries.
Following a smash hit 2013 season HIT Productions brings The 39 Steps back for Australian audiences in 2014, starring the incredibly talented, Green Room nominated Mike Smith; Anna Burgess; British born star Sam Haft, and stage talent Michael Lindner (biographies available on request).

The Plot:
Handsome hero Richard Hannay meets a mysterious woman, who reveals a plot to smuggle military secrets out of the country. That night, she is found murdered in his apartment. With the police and international spies hot on his heels, Hannay races to solve the mystery of the man with the missing finger. His heart-racing adventures involve death-defying escapes from planes, trains and automobiles with the beau. The 39 Steps is a multi-award winning, fast-paced, side-splitting comedy.

Background information:
Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of The 39 Steps premiered on the West End in 2006 and currently stands as the longest-running comedy playing on the West End and has been seen by over 3 million people in over 60 countries. The play opened on Broadway in 2008, winning two Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards. Australia’s Premier Theatre Touring Company, HIT Productions toured a spectacular new production in 2013 to regional and metropolitan venues around the country. Following its success the production returns in 2014.

2009 Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring Production
2008 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play (Mic Pool)
2008 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play (Kevin Adams)
2008 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience
2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design (Kevin Adams)
2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy

HIT Productions presents… The 39 Steps
Adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow
21 to 26 October, 2014 at the Twelfth Night Theatre
Original concept: Simon Corble & Nobby Dimon
Producer: Christine Harris & HIT Productions
Director: Terence O’Connell
Cast: Mike Smith, Anna Burgess, Sam Haft and Michael Lindner
Price*: Adult: $59.90; Concession: $54.90; Groups 8+: $49.90
Family (2 adults, 2 children): $149.90; Student/Under 16: $20

*Discounts for families and for groups of 8 or more, booking fees may apply
Bookings: Call Twelfth Night Theatre on 07 3252 5122 or visit


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