The 39 Steps

  • date Monday, 16 March, 2015
  • group Corofin Dramatic Society
  • author Patrick Barlow
  • category Open
  • age suitable for children

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have an intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy.  The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall north by northwest to Scotland’s most remote highlands.  Will they save Britian from a den of devious spies?  A cast of 4 play over 50 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure.  The 39 Steps contains every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie – including the chase on the flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in The London Palladium.

Corofin Dramatic Society

Corofin Dramatic Society qualified for the RTE All-Ireland Drama Festival in Athlone in 2012 with By The Bog Of Cats by Marina Carr and in 2011 with  The Subject Was Roses by Frank D.Gilroy (placed 3rd), both directed by John Clancy. Winners of the One-Act Confined All-Ireland 2012 with What’s For Pudding by David Tristram, directed by Eileen Lahiffe. Other highlights include: full-length Confined All Ireland winners 2008 for our production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, directed by John Clancy, and winners of the One-Act Confined All-Ireland in 1993 with Three’s a Crowd, a play written and directed by one of our own members, Patricia Shannon.