Patrick Barlow's comical adaptation of The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, hilariously irreverent re-creation of Alfred Hitchcock's classic mystery thriller film of 1935. Four actors portray some 150 roles. Our leading man, Richard Hannay, meets a mysterious woman at a London music hall. After witnessing her murder, he becomes entangled in solving the crime, proving his innocence, and breaking a spy ring that seems to be attached to the whole affair.
You read that cast list correctly: The entire adventure is performed with only four actors. Christopher Tiernan plays the hero and the others play the rest of the characters: over 150 good guys, bad guys, ladies, kids, and sometimes even non-human props. The show is a must-see for those who love to laugh as well as Hitchcock fans as many of the classic films are referenced throughout the evening. The 39 Steps received the 2007 Olivier Award for "Best New Comedy" and the 2008 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience."