18 November 2021 – 29 January 2022

After opening in London in 2006 and winning the Olivier Award for Best Comedy of the Year, this theatrical tour de force became one of the West End‘s longest-running plays and a smash hit around the world. Part spy mystery and slapstick farce, it never fails to grip audiences with its suspense, fast-paced, and outrageous wit. And all with just four actors! The plot: A man bored with his life meets a glamorous woman who says she is a spy fleeing from a criminal gang called „The 39 Steps“. The man hides her in his flat where she shares top-secret information with him. She is mysteriously murdered and he becomes the prime suspect. Pursued by both the police and the criminal gang, he goes on the run while simultaneously trying to prove his innocence — a journey full of danger, bizarre characters, and loads of laughs. 


RICHARD HANNAY | James Killeen 


MAN 1 (MULTIPLE ROLES) | Charlie McCullagh 

MAN 2 (MULTIPLE ROLES) | Jonny Magnanti 


Direction: Paul Glaser 

Set Design: Mathias Wardeck 

Costume Design: Carmen Salomon 

Costume Assistant: Hermine Seifert 

Music Supervision: Paul Glaser 

Lighting & Sound Technician: Heiko Böttner 

Stage Management and Props: Rebecca Delmas  

Set Design Assistance: René Ahnert 

Hairstyling: Birgit Wolf 

London Casting: Freya Sundström Quarshie 


DIE AUSWÄRTIGE PRESSE, 1 DECEMBER 2021 “highly amusing comedy spiced with all the ingredients of a thriller including loads of black British humor.”

SCHWULISSIMO, 27 NOVEMBER 2021 “Nervenaufreibend spannend sowie rasant und unverschämt witzig – das Rundumpaket.”

GANZ-HAMBURG.DE, 20 NOVEMBER 2021 “Mehr Slapstick-Komödie als Krimi, wird auf der Bühne geraucht, gesoffen und geschossen, was das Zeug hält… Und das alles in einem derart atemberaubend-furiosen Tempo, dass die zuvor genannten Krimi-Serien vergleichsweise wie Schlaftabletten wirken! […] Begeisternd und bravorös!”