An award-winning theatre adaptation of The 39 Steps makes its way to Manchester this week, fresh from a run on the West End and Broadway. The classic spy thriller – based on the novel by Scottish author John Buchan – has been reworked into a hilarious, faced-paced stage version of the Alfred Hitchcock film adaptation, following the adventures of hero Richard Hannay as he attempts to solve the riddle of the 39 Steps. This Olivier Award Best New Comedy winner sees just four actors swapping between 139 roles in 100 minutes of gripping action, encountering vile murders, seducing mystery women and escaping arrest along the way. A brilliantly comedic spin on the original melodrama, this Partick Barlow-adapted play is well worth the trip for its short residency at the Opera House.

Mon 4 Mar – Sat 9 Mar, Opera House, 3 Quay Street, M3 3HP, Tel: 0844 871 3018, Tue – Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £10 – £32,

Mon 4 Mar - Sat 9 Mar
Hannah Phillips
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Mon 4 Mar 2013