39 Steps in Rehearsal c. Sam Taylor
39 Steps in Rehearsal c. Sam Taylor

Rehearsal images have been released for The Olivier award-winning thriller The 39 Steps, which receives its in-the-round UK premiere at the SJT later this month.

Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of the legendary book and movie played for nine years in London’s West End before two years on Broadway and then in over 39 countries. It is a brilliant, fast-moving spoof including legendary scenes such as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape from the Forth Bridge, the first ever theatrical bi-plane crash and a death-defying (well nearly) finale.

The central character of Richard Hannay is played by Sam Jenkins-Shaw, a co-founder of Out of the Forest theatre company, and a co-creator of their show Bury the Hatchet, which has just returned from a US tour.

Joining him is Amelia Donkor, Laura Kidman and Niall Ransome.

The 39 Steps can be seen in the round at the SJT, in rep, from Thursday 21st June to Saturday 23rd August 2018.

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