The Lion Foundation Season of

The Thirty-Nine Steps

By John Buchan. Adapted by Ross Gumbley

12 FEB - 7 MAR 2009 — Drama

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Company

Auckland Theatre Company

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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


"Theatrical flair."-Theatreview


Presented in association with The Court Theatre

Creative

Ross Gumbley

Director

Tony Geddes

Set Designer