The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre

Theatre: Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4XA

The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre is a riotously funny and madcap adaptation of John Buchan’s classic novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s film.

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller The 39 Steps is brilliantly and hilariously recreated on stage in this smash-hit show.

This blissfully funny comedy follows the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

A wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller, the show features four fearless actors playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action!


In The 39 Steps, unsuspecting Englishman Richard Hannay is inadvertently drawn into an elaborate and sinister plot by a beautiful spy. When she is mysteriously murdered in his flat, Hannay has to flee to try and save his own life and break the hold of evil forces at work against the country.


The current cast includes ELLIE BEAVEN as Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret, GREG HAISTE as Man, NICK HOLDER as Man and BEN RIGHTON as Richard Hannay.

The 39 Steps has announced it will close on 5 September 2015 following 9 amazing years at London’s Criterion Theatre.

Criterion Theatre

Address: Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4XA
Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Nearest car parks: Trafalgar, Burlington-Street
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9 Reviews

  1. paxo35
    17/03/2013 at 7:54 am — Reply

    I saw this last night, sorry i cant say what the second half was like
    because i could not bring myself to watch another 45 mins of it, all i can
    say is it MUST of got better. Also due to lack of theatre style seating in
    the stalls at the criterion, if the person sat in front of you is taller,
    you are not going to see it anyway .

  2. MsDramaqueenxox
    26/10/2012 at 10:52 pm — Reply

    Went to see this as a part of my A-level theatre ritgh up so funny and good, i have a lot to write about!

  3. mikegandalf
    02/08/2012 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    My husband and went to see this last night it was amazing the actors were so good we really enjoyed a brilliant show.

  4. becca davis-owen
    21/06/2012 at 3:57 pm — Reply

    I thought the actor had brown hair

  5. therosebudable
    01/06/2012 at 8:25 pm — Reply

    I saw this on Tuesday in Londen, amazing and very funny!

  6. croweater75
    15/05/2012 at 1:47 am — Reply

    saw this show in early january, absolutely brilliant……….farcical comedy at its finest

  7. TheZephyrHD
    05/07/2011 at 2:25 pm — Reply

    hey i’m jackjam08 i speak in continuous boring prose.

  8. grannymagnet
    18/06/2011 at 5:19 pm — Reply

    One of the best shows I’ve ever seen

  9. jackjam08
    04/03/2011 at 10:09 pm — Reply

    I watched this it was really funny i recommend it

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