Saturday June 20, 2015
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3004
Sarah Sudweeks and Marc Ethan
Language/ Cultural Consultant
Every twist, every thrill, every hairbreadth escape is retained from Alfred Hitchcock’s supreme comedy of suspense in this stunning new stage adaptation from director Simon Phillips and writer Carolyn Burns.
When Roger O. Thornhill, a suave and successful advertising executive, is abducted by thugs who insist he is a man called George Kaplan, there’s obviously been a mix up. When they don’t believe him, that’s infuriating. When they try to kill him, that’s frightening. And when they pin a murder on him, that’s time to run!
From New York to North Dakota, Thornhill is chased by spies, Feds, crop-dusting planes and the inevitable cool blonde. Years before the James Bond films there was North by Northwest, a lightning paced thriller that mixed glamour with espionage to make a truly irresistible cocktail. And now it’s a theatrical spectacular, through an extraordinary collaboration between Melbourne Theatre Company, Kay + McLean Productions and Warner Bros. Theater Ventures.