That is correct, after 7-years away from the role, I will be reprising the lead as the stiff upper lipped, Richard Hannay, in the Hitchcock spoofed “The 39 Steps”.
It is slated for release in June 2019 at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House in Newcastle and I cannot wait to begin rehearsals.
“This is Patrick Barlow’s Olivier Award winning stage adaptation, based on John Buchan’s gripping whodunit – memorably filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935 – is now in its fourth year at the Criterion Theatre in the West End.
Nothing has been cut from this hilarious version of Britain’s most spell-binding thriller – legendary scenes include the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the death-defying (or nearly!) finale at the London Palladium!
With four actors playing a minimum of one hundred and thirty-nine roles, it’s the most astonishing theatrical tour de force of the year.”