Theatre group’s licence to thrill

Knutsford Little Theatre will be performing the hit play The 39 Steps at Buxton's Pavilion Theatre. Photo contributed.
Knutsford Little Theatre will be performing the hit play The 39 Steps at Buxton's Pavilion Theatre. Photo contributed.

WEST End smash The 39 Steps is brought to Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre by Knutsford Little Theatre this week.

The group, which will be performing away from home for the first time in its 86-year history, presented the play to sell-out audiences at its own theatre back in April.

Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of the novel by John Buchan, which was memorably filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935, is still playing to packed houses in London’s West End and thrilling audiences all over the world.

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre.

This Olivier Award-winning treat is packed with non-stop laughs, 130 zany characters played by a cast of just four, a steam train, the Forth Rail Bridge, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance.

The play is on at the Pavilion Arts Centre Studio on September 23 and September 24, at 7.30pm.

Tickets can be obtained from the Buxton Opera House box office on 0845 127 2190.