Reviews

Brian Logan – The Guardian *** “Patrick Barlow’s adaptation bears the hallmarks of his work with the National theatre of Brent, doffing hats and donning wigs as a dour scots farmer and an inaudible by-election speechifier. The thrills may be meagre in this murder mystery, but the theatrical tomfoolery is to die for.”

Rachel Halliburton – TimeOut London **** “Patrick Barlow has continued the honourable tradition of mucking around with Buchan’s original, keeping the love interest …. . If Buchan had ever done anything as girlie as giggle, surely he would have done it here.”

Whatsonstage -**** “In an age of nostalgia, The 39 Steps strikes an excellent balance between utter farce and intelligent wit. A humorous and sophisticated comedy with a warm heart.”

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