The Lion Foundation Season of
The Thirty-Nine Steps
By John Buchan. Adapted by Ross Gumbley
12 FEB - 7 MAR 2009 — Drama
Auckland Theatre Company
Four fearless actors play 139 roles in 100 madcap minutes in this inventive adaptation of John Buchan's classic British spy thriller.
Our handsome all-action hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff upper lip and a miraculous knack of getting himself out of sticky situations, encounters dastardly murders, doublecrossing secret agents and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women, in a race against time to save the British Empire.
Buchan's THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS has inspired numerous adaptations including Alfred Hitchcock's acclaimed 1935 film.
"Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Buchan's novel is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands."-New York Times
"Won over the audience completely."-The Press
Presented in association with The Court Theatre