First play of summer season is hot ticket

Artistic Director Paul Robinson, performers Niall Ransome, Laura Kirman, Amelia Donkor, Sam Jenkins -Shaw . ''pic Richard Ponter 1835029a
Artistic Director Paul Robinson, performers Niall Ransome, Laura Kirman, Amelia Donkor, Sam Jenkins -Shaw . ''pic Richard Ponter 1835029a

The first production in the round of The 39 Steps is proving a hot ticket in the summer season at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

After a sold-out first night and universally positive reviews, the spoof thriller – based on Hitchcock’s film – is selling well, with some shows already nearing full houses.

“We’re thrilled that The 39 Steps has got our summer season off to such a dashing start, with great reviews and amazing feedback from our audiences,” said its director and artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Paul Robinson.

“ There’s a lot more to come – we recommend that you book now before it’s too late.”

Its success mirrors that of the Rise and Fall of Little Voice which opened the summer season at the venue last year.

“We had empty seats early on in the run of the Rise and Fall of Little Voice, then long waiting lists for later performances.

“Plus, lots of people are talking about coming to see it a second time: we’re not kidding when we say book now so that you don’t miss out,” he said.

The 39 Steps runs in rep at the Stephen Joseph Theatre until Thursday August 23.

Tickets: (01723) 370541