Auditions 39 Steps!

Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the movie of Alfred Hitchcock!
Directed by Michelle Fisher

Audition Dates: December 11 and 12 @ 7pm at QP
Performance Dates: March 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and April 6, 7, 2018

A celebration of Hitchcock, film noir and the magic of theater!

What we’re looking for at auditions:
• Preparation – know the script, the genre, and review the sides (see below on how to obtain these)
• Demonstrated ability to create distinct, colorful characters that emulate film noir genre
• Ease of physical movement and mime
• Some comfort with a general British accent not required but preferred (dialect support will be available for those cast)

These roles are physically demanding and require deep collaboration among all production elements. We will work HARD but also have FUN!

Auditions will consist of readings from the script and some movement.
Please email the director at to coordinate which night you plan to attend, roles preferred, and to obtain sides ahead of the auditions.

RICHARD HANNAY (the hero) Age range 30 – 45; The hero and main protagonist. Emblematic of the 1930s leading man: dashing, charming, confident and charismatic. A fairly typical English gentleman thrown into a very atypical crisis situation. Dialect spoken: British accent.

THE WOMAN (Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret) Age range 25-40; Plays 3 stock female characters: an exotic secret agent, a shy and sheltered young Scottish farmer’s wife, and the spunky independent heroine. Dialects spoken: German, Scottish and British.

CLOWN #1 and #2 (various characters, gender neutral) Age range 30-50; Combined these characters play over 150 other characters throughout the show. These roles are extremely physically demanding and require actors who are versatile, creative, and playful with excellent verbal and physical comic timing. Clowns will work very closely as a unit. Dialects spoken: upper class British, British Cockney, Scottish, German.



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