By John Buchan | Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Directed by Adam Nichols | Presented by OVO
Take a legendary espionage novel, mix in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film version masterpiece, add a dash of Monty Python and you have a hilarious, fast-paced and spectacular spy story.
Patrick Barlow’s Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation was performed for almost a decade at the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End. Now it comes to St Albans for the first time.
A cast of four play 40 roles and with some frantic staging they recreate all the iconic scenes including the intense chase aboard a train, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the bi-plane crash and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium.
It’s the wildest condensed film adaptation ever staged!
2 hours including interval
6th – 10th October 2020
The Maltings Theatre
Cast and Creatives
Annabella / Margaret / Pamela
Director / Adam Nichols
Set Designer / Simon Nicholas
Lighting and Sound / Michael Bird
Costume and Properties / Delga Martineau
“Witty, fresh and hilarious. A perfect production to remind us how much we need theatre in our world.”
“This imaginative interpretation is as clever as it is witty and as moving as it is original… A tour de force.”
Spy In The Stalls
“A well-oiled and well-crafted two hours. tightly choreographed and managed with great skill. A rollicking ride of a show.”