The 39 Steps

While on vacation in London, Canadian Richard Hannay becomes embroiled in an international spy ring related to the mysterious “39 steps”. He meets agent Annabella Smith, who is soon killed in his apartment. He must elude the police, who are hunting him for murder, while he tries to stop Professor Jordan from sending secrets out of the country. On a whirlwind race to Scotland, Hannay is assisted by Pamela, an unwilling accomplice, in his adventure to discover the truth.

This version, a comedy parody of the famous John Buchan novel, is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (originally written to be played by just four actors), a daring stunt on the Forth Bridge in Scotland, an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

A two-time Tony ® and Drama Desk Award-winning theatrical treat.

The show was performed by the Little Theatre, Donnington, Shropshire
from 3rd to 5th October 2019

Photos courtesy of Lucy Stevens (Photography), Idraroop Chakraborty, Vicki Stevens, Geoff Powell and Society members.

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Show Photos:
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Production Team:

Director – Brian Hughes
Show Inserts – Directed by Cynthia Shaw
Stage Manager – Vicki Stevens
Assisted By – Sarah Jane Taylor
Stage Crew – Jess Bracken, Rob Grant
Special Props – Simon Whitehouse
Properties – Carol Robertson, Amanda Nicolle, Cast and Crew
Costumes – Cynthia Shaw, Cast and Crew
Lighting – Sarah Bennett
Sound – C J Allen
Photographs- Lucy Stevens Photography Programme
Printing – Plus Two Media – 07977481186
Box Office – Denise Olenik & Saskia Humphries
Bar – Ian and Judy Martin
Frontof House – Members of The Little Theatre

No sheep were harmed during the course of this production!

Cast:

HANNAY – Stephen Oliver-Davies
PAMELA – Lynne James
COMPERE/ SHERIFF – Dave Whyte
MR. MEMORY / HEAVY 1 – Simon Whitehouse
ANNA BELLA – Amanda Nicolle
MRS. HIGGINS / MRS. MCQUARRIE – Carol Robertson
POLICEWOMAN – Hayley Mack
POLICEMAN / HEAVY 2 / INSP. ALBRIGHT – Geoff Powell
MR. MCGARRIGLE / MILKMAN / INSPECTOR – Indraroop Chakraborty
RADIO ANNOUNCER – Claire Hall
SALES2 / PORTER POLICE / PILOT – Dale Pritchard
SALES1 / PPBOY / WOMAN / PILOT2 – Marie Griffiths
MRS. JORDAN – Lauraine Howles
PROF. JORDAN – Stewart Lee
CROFTER – Andy Reed
MARGARET – Eleanor Conway
MRS. DUNWOODY – Carol Melhuish
MRS. MCGARRIGLE – Maggie Stanworth
SAND DANCE – Andy Reed, Carol Robertson, Stewart Lee
PALLADIUM SINGER – Jenny Olenik-Pritchard