Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have Limelight Theatre’s latest production, The 39 Steps.
Adapted from the John Buchan novel by Patrick Barlow, it is best known from the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film adaptation – Barlow turned the spy thriller into a comedy in 2005 with four actors playing a wide variety of roles.
The two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award winner has played extensively in London’s West End and on Broadway and is the fifth longest-running play in West End history.
In The 39 Steps, Richard Hannay seeks a frivolous night out at the theatre and is lured into a world of intrigue by a mysterious woman claiming to be a spy.
When she winds up dead in his flat, he flees London with the police hot on his trail and experiences a series of misadventures and old-fashioned romance.
Limelight Theatre is located on Civic Drive, Wanneroo.
WHEN: 8pm October 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17.
PRICE: Tickets are $21, $18 concession, $16 children
BOOKINGS: Limelight Theatre website