Main Stage

The 39 Steps

From the novel by John Buchan
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Directed by Marti Maraden

Jan 25, 2012 – Feb 12, 2012
2 hours plus one 15 minute intermission

The 39 Steps is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

A man framed for a spy’s murder is in a race against time to prove his innocence in a hilarious twist on a Hitchcock classic. Winner of the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy, Barlow’s adaptation is a delight for action aficionados. Liberally sprinkled with references to John Buchan’s 1915 novel and the film of Alfred Hitchcock, The 39 Steps is an affectionate tribute, a sharp satire, and the most fun you can imagine on stage!

WARNING: Due to the active nature of the show, late comers will only be admitted if balcony seats avaiable.

Read our Q & A with The 39 Steps director, Marti Maraden

Read the preview article from Alex MacPherson of Verb Magazine

Read the preview article from Kristen McEwen of The Carillon

Read the preview article from Joe Couture of the Regina Leader-Post

Read the review by Joe Couture of the Regina Leader-Post: "Globe's on the right path with The 39 Steps"

Read the review by Aidan Morgan of the Prairie Dog magazine

Read the story by Natalie Geddes of News Talk 980

Check out the video from Natalie Geddes of News Talk 980:

David Leyshon Richard Hannay
Andrea Runge Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret
Gareth Potter Clown 1
Randy Hughson Clown 2
Marti Maraden Director
Kristen Holfeuer Assistant Director
John Pennoyer Set/Costume Designer
Louise Guinand Lighting Designer
Daniel Maslany Sound Designer
Kim Bujaczek Stage Manager
Natasha Bean-Smith Assistant Stage Manager
Melanie Rogowski Apprentice Stage Manager


David Leyshon | Hannay
Globe Theatre: Cinderella, A Streetcar Named Desire
Other Theatre: The Wizard of Oz (Alberta Theatre Projects); The Three Musketeers, Little Women (Citadel Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Chemainus Theatre); This Could Be Love (Lunchbox Theatre); Evelyn Strage (Vertigo Theatre); My Mother’s A Lesbian, Jewish Wiccan Wedding (Mirvish); An Ideal Husband (Theatre Calgary); Little Shop of Horrors (Persephone Theatre); Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); A Christmas Carol (The Grand Theatre); The Importance Of Being Earnest, The Cassilis Engagement, Major Barbara, Misalliance, High Society (The Shaw Festival, seven seasons); Blood Brothers (Theatre Aquarius); The Fantasticks (Theatre Calgary); Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park).
Upcoming: David returns to Calgary to appear in Rope with Vertigo Theatre.
Andrea Runge | Annabella/Pamela/Margaret
Globe Theatre: A Man For All Seasons, The Coronation Voyage, Loud & Queer
Other Theatre: Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It, The Winter's Tale, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cyrano de Bergerac (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); The Misanthrope (Tarragon); Frost/Nixon (Canadian Stage/Playhouse); Between Friends (Lighthouse Festival); Cloud 9, Loves and Hours, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Pennsylvania Centre Stage); Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan)
Film/TV: Corner Gas, Incredible Story Studio, Sliced, The Risen and Try to Remember. Upcoming: Much Ado About Nothing, The Matchmaker (Stratford Shakespeare Festival)
Other: Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, MFA in acting from Pennsylvania State University, BFA in acting from the University of Regina.
Gareth Potter | Clown 1
Globe Theatre: Debut in The 39 Steps
Other Theatre: Gareth has spent eight seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in many wonderful plays. Selected Stratford roles include Malcolm, Gratiano, Edgar, Romeo, Proteus, Ferdinand, Richmond and most recently as Hosanna. He has also performed at the Segal Center, Centaur and Citadel. He is the recipient of two Tyrone Guthrie awards as well as the Michael Mawson award. “Thank you for coming and enjoy the show!”
Randy Hughson | Clown 2
Globe Theatre: King Lear, Two Gun Cohen
Other Theatre: Four seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and major roles at the Belfry Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Canadian Stage, Neptune Theatre, Factory Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Alberta Theatre Projects, Centaur Theatre, Blyth Festival, National Arts Centre, Soulpepper, Tarragon Theatre and many others.
Film/TV: Randy has worked extensively in film, television, and radio.
Other: Nominated for eight Dora Mavor Moore Awards, three Edmonton Sterlings, one Calgary Betty Mitchell, three Vancouver Jessies and one Gemini. Randy has won one of each award. Upcoming: 5th season at Stratford, and Mark Rothko in Red for the Segal Centre in Montreal.
Marti Maraden | Director
Globe Theatre: Debut with The 39 Steps
Other Theatre: Several productions in eighteen seasons for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival including The Winter’s Tale and The Trojan Women. Blithe Spirit (Segal Centre for Performing Arts); Calendar Girls (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre/Mirvish Productions); Much Ado About Nothing and Othello (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) and productions at the Shaw Festival, Talk Is Free Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, The Arts Club Theatre, The Citadel, Theatre Calgary, Canadian Stage Company, The Tarragon, Theatre New Brunswick, Children’s Theatre Company (Minneapolis).
Other: Marti is honoured to be making her debut with Globe Theatre and looks forward to teaching at the Conservatory this summer.
Kristen Holfeuer | Assistant Director
Globe Theatre: Metamorphoses
Other Theatre: Directing: Velocity (Persephone Theatre, assistant director); Still Life (Thigh High Productions); The Crackwalker (White Line Productions); Shining City (Persephone Theatre, assistant director); An Englishman Abroad (Greystone Theatre). Acting: For The You, Tundra (Temple Theatre); Dead Midnight (Persephone Theatre); Songs of a Prairie Girl (Greystone Theatre).
Film: Ferocious (Karma Film)
Other: Kristen is an original member of SKIT SKIT, live & filmed sketch comedy ensemble. She is a graduate of the 2011 One Yellow Rabbit Summer Intensive, 2010 Globe Theatre Conservatory Actor Training Program, and University of Saskatchewan (2008).
John Pennoyer | Set & Costume Designer
Armed with a pass degree in Humanities from McMaster University, John Pennoyer began his theatrical career as a props apprentice at Stratford, Ontario in 1972. Three years and several theatres later, he began design training under Daphne Dare; Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s first Head of Design. In 1976 Pennoyer designed Robin Phillip’s production of Hamlet. This was followed by Ghosts, The Devils, Henry IV parts 1 & 2, Henry V, Henry VI, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Loves’ Labour’s Lost, Measure for Measure, Pericles, Twelfth Night and Of Mice and Men, The Winters Tale, The Trojan Women, among others done at Stratford, Ontario. Pennoyer has also designed for Tarragon Theatre, Young Peoples’ Theatre, Le Theatre du P’tit Bonheur, The National Ballet of Canada, and the Canadian Opera Company. Outside of Toronto, he has worked for Alberta Theatre Projects, Grand Theatre (London), Le Theatre du Trident in Quebec City, The Banff Centre, Shakespeare & Co., in Lenox Ma, The Minneapolis Childrens’ Theatre, The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, The Welsh National Opera, and Tawandang Brewery in Bangkok.
Louise Guinand | Lighting Designer
Globe Theatre: Honk! (2010), Marion Bridge, Peter Pan, Sexy Laundry, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, A Christmas Carol, Just So, Cinderella, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Proof, Honk! (2002)
Other Theatre: Lighting designs for over 450 shows. Recent credits include Cinderella, To Master the Art (Grand); Drama at Inish and On the Rocks (Shaw Festival); Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Theatre Aquarius); The Fantastiks, Our Town, The Time of Your Life and White Biting Dog (soulpepper)
Upcoming: The Great Gatsby (Grand); King Lear (NAC); The Sunshine Boys (soulpepper); The Millionairess and A Man and Some Women (Shaw Festival)
Other: Dora Award - Aspects of Love. Graduate of Queen’s University & National Theatre School
Daniel Maslany | Sound Designer
Globe Theatre: Sound & Music: Robin Hood, Metamorphoses (Main Stage); The Fusion Project 2010, Bertha (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series). Sound Design: Blink Blink Blink (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series)
Other Theatre: Sound Design: Eurydice (University of Regina Theatre Department)
Upcoming: Co-Director: The Fusion Project 2012 (Shumiatcher Sandbox Series)
Film & Television: Assistant Composer: Silent Bombs: All for the Motherland (4 Square Entertainment)
Other: Mayor's Arts & Business Award for Emerging Artist 2008.


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