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June 19, 2024

The 39 Steps - Casting for limited West End season from August 2024

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Casting has been announced for the limited West End season of the Olivier and Tony Award-winning comedy The 39 Steps at the Trafalgar Theatre.

The 39 Steps

Safeena Ladha, Eugene McCoy, Tom Byrne and Maddie Rice. Photo: Mark Senior It has been announced that the current touring cast of award-winning comedy The 39 Steps are to appear in a strictly limited West End season at the Trafalgar Theatre from 16 August to 29 September. BOOK TICKETS FOR THE 39 STEPS

Tom Byrne will play Richard Hannay, Safeena Ladha the roles of Annabella Schmidt, Pamela and Margaret, Eugene McCoy will be Clown 1 and Maddie Rice Clown 2 (the first time this production has cast a female identifying actor as one of the Clowns), with Jacob Daniels and Hannah Parker as the understudies.

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

Tom Byrne played Prince Andrew in The Crown series 4 and appeared in Bridgerton, A Discovery of Witches and Black Mirror.  He can currently be seen in BBC 3's Dreaming Whilst Black and the new film The Persian Version released this month.  Theatre includes A Christmas Carol and Twelfth Night for the RSC.  Safeena Ladha's recent theatre work includes She at London's Tara Theatre and on tour, in which she played eight characters, Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby: The Immersive Show, Cassandra, Andromache and Menalaus in Troilus and Cressida (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) and Coriolanus (Rose Theatre Bankside).  Eugene McCoy appeared in the world premiere of American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre, the world premiere of Groundhog Day at the Old Vic Theatre and Legally Blonde at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.  Films include Wonka, Matilda and Paddington 2. Maddie Rice took over from Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the stage show of Fleabag.  Other recent theatre credits include All My Sons at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and Michael Grandage's Henry V at the Noel Coward Theatre.  Her TV credits include Fleabag, Stath Lets Flats, Ten Percent, The Other One, I Hate You and the all-female sketch show Flaps.

Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache, as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

Performances:

Trafalgar Theatre

16-31 August: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm (N.B. no performance on Tuesdays); Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm

2-28 September: Monday – Saturday 7.30pm; Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm Age Suitability:  7+


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3rd Floor, 80 St. Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


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