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The 39 Steps Tickets

Forget stuffy spy thrillers - this award-winning adaptation of The 39 Steps is a fun take on Hitchcock's classic, with 4 actors playing 150 characters for a side-splitting adventure.

Why watch The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps is coming back to the West End, bringing its unique brand of theatrical mayhem to the stage. Directed by Nicola Samer, the production stays true to Patrick Barlow's original, Tony award-winning adaptation. Barlow playfully reimagines John Buchan's 1915 novel and Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film, weaving a tapestry of mistaken identity, espionage, and slapstick comedy. The 39 Steps relies on brilliant prop work for side-splitting action sequences. Picture a train journey to Scotland with just a suitcase and a scarf, or a daring bridge climb with nothing but the actors' bodies. There's no better way to spend your summer than with this quintessentially British production.

The story

The unsuspecting Richard Hannay finds himself framed for murder and entangled in a world of espionage. With only four incredibly talented actors transforming into over 150 characters, the show takes you on a hilarious chase across rooftops, trains, and even a (comical!) plane crash. Will Hannay unravel the mystery of The 39 Steps and clear his name? Book your tickets to watch in London and find out!

Great For

Alfred Hitchcock fans | Comedy fans | Theater enthusiasts

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show details

Genre: Play

Audience: Suitable for 7+

Theater Name: Trafalgar Theater

Seating Capacity: 630

Theater Facilities: Toilets, bar, wheelchair access, cloakroom, guide dogs, hearing assistance, accessible toilets

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

  • Director: Nicola Samer

  • Scenic and Costume Design: Peter McKintosh

  • Lighting Design: Ian Scott

  • Sound Design: Mic Pool

  • Adapted by: Patrick Barlow

  • Original Concept: Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon

  • Book: John Buchan

  • Casting: To be announced

Additional Tips

  • Most theaters are air-conditioned year-round, so it can get a bit chilly. Bring a light jacket just in case.

  • The show features strobing lights, flashing lights, haze, smoke, and the smoking of herbal cigarettes, making it unsuitable for those with photosensitive epilepsy or other similar conditions.

  • For those in need, hearing assistance devices and induction loop necklaces are available at the theater.

  • You will receive an email with your The 39 Steps voucher. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID.
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