Past Performances

The 39 Steps (Re-climbed!)

Conceived, Written, Designed & Directed by Simon Pell

January & February 2015

Adapted for the stage by Simon Pell, from the novel by John Buchan, The 39 Steps (Re-climbed!) is a ripping whistle-stop spy adventure yarn that steams full speed from London to Scotland and back again to save England from ruthless foreign powers in the immediate build-up to The Great War.

This ensemble production is a highly entertaining, gripping, and hilarious tongue in cheek comic book style journey for the whole family that has a heart/clock stopping finale. Buchan’s popular novel was published in 1915. What better time could there be to create a brand new and unique stage version of this classic adventure story during the current centenary commemorations of World War One?

 

Reviews and Links

  • See below for reviews from The Teesdale Mercury and Darlington & Stockton Times.

Photos

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Credits

Cast Crew
Richard Hannay Andrew Stainthorpe   Conceived, Written, Designed & Directed by Simon Pell
Lord Edmund Appleton Ian Forster   Stage Manager Marzia Aloisio
German Spies Ben Pearson, Graham Fewell   Sound Design & Operation Vaughan Freeman
Sir Walter Bullivant Martin Foran   Lighting Design & Operation  Ian Cook
Lord Harkness Andy Moorhouse   Wardrobe Mistress Lesley Cutting
Col. Frank Scudder Harry French   Technical Support Harry Robinson
Milkman Sue Foulston   Tour Manager Chris Best 
Charwoman Claudia Jevons   Marketing Andrew Harrison, Peter Cockerill 
Travellers Judith Bainbridge, Sue Byrne   Programme Design 

Andrew Stainthorpe

Newspaper Boy  Calsie Tyler   Castle Players Front of House Andrew Harrison, Laurence Sach, Sarah Fells
Policemen  Martin Foran, Sue Byrne, Claudia Jevons, Calsie Tyler, Trudi Dixon, Sue Foulston, Adele Tyler      
Pamela McLean Charlotte Perkins       
Teenage Search Volunteer Sue Foulston      
John the Crofter Andy Moorhouse      
Margaret Adele Tyler      
Sir Harry McLean MP Andy Moorhouse      
Chairman, Strathallan Village Hall Judith Bainbridge      
Mrs Mackintosh Trudi Dixon      
Dr Constantine Karolides Sue Foulston      
Chief Inspector Lomas Harry French      
Pedestrian Andy Moorhouse      
Ensemble narration spoken by Members of the company