The 39 Steps  

John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock's

The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon

Directed by Rob Ellis

Wednesday 4th - Saturday 7th and Tuesday 10th - Saturday 14th October, 2017

The Tower Theatre performing Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate

Photography by Robert Piwko

Cast List

Richard Hannay : Adam Moulder
Annabella Schmidt/Margaret/Pamela : Sophie Mackenzie
Clowns : Emily Grimson, Dom Ward


Production Team

Director : Rob Ellis
Set Design : Max Batty
Costume Design : Sheila Burbidge and Peter Westbury
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound Design : Colin Guthrie

Stage Manager : Sarah Ambrose
Assistant Director : Charlie Bailey
Assistant Stage Manager : Ruth Sanderson
Lighting operator : Evie Ley
Sound Operator : Kaushal Ginige
Set Construction and Get-in : Keith Syrett, Jude Chalk, Phillip Ley, Max Batty, John McSpadyen, Hardy Gru, Freddie Norris

Adam Moulder joined the Tower at the back end of 2010 making his debut as maths geek Hal in Proof. He returned as rockstar Ritchie Blackmore from the Tornados in Telstar in early 2014. Adam then played the actor Orlando Dangle in One Man, Two Guvnors and was also lucky enough to be part of the Tower Team in the RSC's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Barbican and Royal Shakespeare Theatre last summer playing Francis Flute. His most recent appearance was as Sid Prince in Sherlock Holmes.
This is Sophie Mackenzie's first show with the Tower. She has a first class Drama degree from the University of East Anglia and trained as an actor at the Drama Studio London. Her professional productions include touring Italy in King Lear (Cordelia/The Fool) and Measure for Measure (Mariana, Pompey), 5,6,7,8 - A Steps Musical (Upstairs At The Gatehouse), Red Riding Hood (Queen's Theatre), Tales of H.P. Lovecraft (King's Head Theatre), Pin (White Bear Theatre) and The Sentence Snatchers (Sheringham Little Theatre). She is also a musician and plays lead guitar in the band Finish Flag.
Emily Grimson is a freelance writer and blogger. She previously studied drama at school and took part in numerous amateur productions as well as her fair share of dance shows. This is her second Tower Theatre production after playing Clare/Louise in Road last year and she is very excited to be back on stage in such a fun-filled production!
Dom Ward trained at Mountview Academy and has been with the Tower since he was press-ganged into a production of The Entertainer in 2001. After a brief career playing romantic leads in Hot Mikado and Guys and Dolls amongst others, he graduated to grown-up roles, including David in After the Dance, Stanley in The Birthday Party, and Carr in Travesties. Dom is now more often to be found on the other side of the rehearsal room, directing everything from Victorian ghost stories (Darker Shores) to classic farce (Loot), and most recently Emlyn Williams' forgotten classic Accolade.
Rob Ellis has been a member of Tower since 2016, when he assisted Colette Dockery on The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband. Since then, he has been involved with six other shows as Sound Designer, and directed Clybourne Park in September last year. He has a MA in Theatre Directing from the University of East Anglia, and has directed shows at Tristan Bates Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre503, Jermyn Street Theatre, Park Theatre, Old Red Lion Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre, and Albert Square Gardens. Rob is an Assistant Artistic Director for the Tower. He is currently directing Bluebird for Katzpace.