Centaur Theatre Presents
Adapted by PATRICK BARLOW
Based on the ALFRED HITCHCOCK film adaptation of JOHN BUCHAN's novel
Directed by EDA HOLMES
Richard Hannay, a suspected murderer, is caught in a web of international intrigue and suspense in this rollicking, edge-of-your-seat thriller made famous by the classic Hitchcock film. Handcuffed to a beautiful woman convinced of his guilt, the accidental action hero must stay one step ahead of Scotland Yard to prove his innocence and stop a lethal ring of spies. Lives hang in the balance, often literally, in this theatrical mission-quite-impossible, packed with hilarious film noir allusions. The entire escapade is performed by four actors, switching characters at lightning speed for maximum spoof effect.
Set & Costume Designer - Michael Gianfrancesco
Lighting Designer - Andrea Lundy
Composer & Sound Designer - Keith Thomas
Fight Choreographer - Anita Nittolly
Assistant Director - Cristina Cugliandro
Stage Manager - Merissa Tordjman
Assistant Stage Manager - Isabel Quintero Faia
Sunday Nov. 19 @ 12:30pm
Join Editor in Chief, Lucinda Chodan, in conversation with former Montreal Gazette Film Critic Dane Lanken, who will pay tribute to Montreal's Movie Palace Era .
In collaboration with the Montreal Gazette
Saturday Nov. 18 & Dec. 2
Following the matinee performance.
Get to know Centaur’s new Artistic and Executive Director, Eda Holmes, in casual conversation about this production and all things Centaur.
Nov. 23 (Eve) & Nov. 26 (Matinée)
Following the performance.
Audiences are invited to stay
after the show for a lively Q&A
ENRICH YOUR THEATRE EXPERIENCE
Centaur Theatre welcomes Toronto-based set and costume designer, Michael Gianfrancesco, back to Montreal for his second production here. He has worked across Canada for theatre, opera and dance productions, including more than a decade each at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, the Canadian Stage Company, Citadel Theatre, Opera Atelier, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, the Canadian Opera Company, the National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Conservatory of Music and more.
Michael Gianfrancesco & the Shaw Festival Cabaret maquette. Photo by David Cooper.
IN THE NEWS
Nov 21, Montreal Rampage, Anna Fuerstenberg
Review of 39 Steps at the Centaur
For a fast, funny, physical farce, The Thirty-Nine steps adapted by Patrick Barlow and based on Alfred Hitchcock’s film adaptation of John Buchan’s novel, directed by Eda Holmes, is fantastic. The somewhat thin plot is enhanced by stunning choreography and the....
Nov 19, MontrealTheatreHub, Andrew Sawyer
Review: Centaur Theatre ably stages a classic with “The 39 Steps”
Newly minted Centaur Theatre artistic director Eda Holmes helms a classic caper with Centaur Theatre Company’s restaging of The 39 Steps. I was fortunate enough to catch their buzzing opening night on ...
Nov 20, Broadway World, Marilla Steuter-Martin
Review: THE 39 STEPS at Centaur Theatre
The Centaur Theatre's production of The 39 Steps makes for not only a great night of theatre, but a nostalgic reunion for fans of SideMart Theatrical Grocery - a terrific anglophone theatre company that operated in Montreal from 2006 to 2013.