Cast announced for classic comic thriller at Barn Theatre

cast announced for classic comic thriller at barn theatre - Cast announced for classic comic thriller at Barn Theatre
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Full casting has been announced for The Barn Theatre’s upcoming production of The 39 Steps, directed by Joseph O’Malley.

The cast comprises of Tricia Adele-Turner, Jonathan Bourne, Colin Elmer and Matt Hutchinson and will run from July 10 to August 10.

Adapted from the original John Buchan novel, published in 1915, the cast of four will deftly take on the Alfred Hitchcock classic in a wonderfully inventive comic thriller parody adaptation of the famous novel and later film, starring Robert Powell.

This much loved spy thriller has been adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, with designs by Mike Leopold, lighting by Sam-Rowcliffe Tanner and sound by Chris Cleal.

The 39 Steps follows the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip and British gung-ho spirit as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and devastatingly beautiful women.

The show is a frantic farce, jam-packed with slapstick humour, a barrage of accents and hat-swaps culminating in chaos and calamity.

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun, thrilling action and a colossal number of costume changes.

As previously announced, The 39 Steps will then transfer to the Theatre Royal Windsor from 12-17 August 2019, as a part of the Built By Barn initiative, transferring shows from the venue across the UK.

Two more productions will follow at The Barn Theatre later this year, with the award-winning musical Daddy Long Legs, running from 2 October – 2 November.

And a reimagining of Charles Dickens’ festive masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, from 27 November – 4 January.

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