Comedy production extends London run

A popular adaption of The 39 Steps will continue in London until at least October 19th 2013.

Set to be one of the longest running comedy shows in the West End, the production at the Criterion Theatre has attracted strong audiences since its debut on September 14th 2006.

Many visitors enjoying London central hotels may have already seen the famous The 39 Steps made by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935 and the stage version is true to the movie but it makes use of strong acting skills to allow just four characters to play 139 roles in around 100 minutes.

The West End version is written by John Buchan and adapted by Patrick Barlow, from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. The central characters are played by Andrew Alexander, Catherine Bailey, Paul Bigley and Stephen Critchlow and the show is directed by Maria Aitken.

“If you looking for a frivolous night at the theatre in the company of a dashingly handsome adventurer complete with pencil moustache and stiff-upper-lip encountering murder, secret agents and pretty ladies there may be a something a little special for you at Criterion Theatre,” explained a review from London Theatreland website.

Tickets cost from £24.25 up to £61.25 and the Criterion Theatre is in the heart of the West End and close to Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square London Underground stations and the mainline railway station of Charing Cross.

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