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The 39 Steps

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

March 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2014.

The 39 Steps

by John Buchan adapted by Patrick Marlow, from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock and an original idea by Simon Goble and Nobby Dimon

“Play delivered to West End standard”
– Shoreham Herald –


Directed by
Tony Brownings


Guy Steddon – Richard Hannay

Sophie Lane – Annabella, Margaret, Pamela

Mark Best – Clown 1

Phil Brown – Clown 2


Production Crew

Stage Manager – John Garland

Deputy Stage Manager – Terri Challis

Assistant Stage Managers – Caroline Woodley

Assistant Stage Managers – Graham Till

Backstage ASM – Tom Harris

The Costume Team – Maggi Pierce

The Costume Team – Cherry Fraser

The Costume Team – Judith Berrill

The Costume Team – Caroline Woodley

The Workshop Team – Dave Comber

The Workshop Team – Sue Chaplin

The Workshop Team – Carl Gray

The Workshop Team – Margaret Davy

The Workshop Team – John Cole

The Workshop Team – Sheila Neesham

The Workshop Team – Nigel Goldfinch

Props – Richard Ratcliffe

Lighting Design – Martin Oakley

Lighting Assistants – Mike Casey

Lighting Assistants – Leah Smith

Sound Design – Bob Ryder

Sound Operator – Brian Jones

Poster Design – Judith Berrill

Publicity – Anna Quick

Publicity – Rosemary Bouchy

Publicity – Maggi Pierce

Publicity – Judith Berrill

Front of House Co-ordinator – John Garland


Programme Note #1: The 39 Steps

TB wrote: ” The 39 Steps the play opened in London’s West end at the Criterion Theatre in 2006 and is running still. So far it has been seen by over 3 million people. When I saw it a few years ago I thought it was brilliant. It was exciting, clever and oh so funny with a great story running through it.

I though to myself at the time this could be a challenge for the future but then instantly dismissed the idea as it was bound to run for years and no amateur companies would get a chance for decades. How wrong I was because here we are with amateur rights. Enjoy!

It is adapted by Patrick Barlow who is an actor, comedian and playwright. His alter ego Desmond Oliver Dingle is the founder, artistic director and chief executive of the two man National Theatre of Brent. ”