The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre

Sorry, this show is not currently booking.

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!

The 39 Steps runs until 5 September 2015 at the Criterion Theatre, London.


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.

Show Information

Show Photos

Important Notes

Age Restrictions: Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted. Important Info: Seats in the rear stalls priced at £25 face value and classed as ‘restricted view’ have a slim pillar in the sightline. You will have a clear view by leaning slightly to the left or right. Strobe Lighting and Gunshots are used in this production.

Venue Information

Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4XA
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453

News about The 39 Steps
More >

More Great Shows
More >

Filter by
Exact matches only
All Shows

9 thoughts on “The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre”

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

Leave a Review or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *