The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region

Review: Adaptation of classic ‘39 Steps’ misses Hitchcock touch

Text Size: A | A

Patrick Barlow’s clever and mischievous stage adaptation of John Buchan’s novel “The 39 Steps” is usually presented (and titled) as “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps.” But in the current production at the Theater Barn, Hitchcock’s credit seems to have vanished. With the disappearance of Hitchcock’s credit, most of the inspiration of the ingenious send-up has evaporated, leaving a still funny evening, but woefully unmoored and unfocused. Full of dark intrigue and poncey prose, Buchan’s venerable ...

You Must or Subscribe to Continue
subscribe to the Daily Gazette
Individual stories can be found and purchased from our Archives for $2.00

Enjoy this story? Share it!



There are currently no posts. Be the first to comment on this story.