MTC AND KAY & MCLEAN PRODUCTIONS PRESENT
North By Northwest
State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne
From 29th January
Adapted for the stage by Carolyn Burns
Every twist, every thrill, every hairbreadth escape from Alfred Hitchcock's supreme comedy of suspense is retained for this stunning new stage adaptation from director Simon Phillips and writer Carolyn Burns.
Roger O. Thornhill is a suave and successful advertising executive, 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 for a truly irresistible cocktail.
And now, in an extraordinary collaboration between MTC and Kay + McLean Productions, Melbourne audiences can enjoy the World Premiere of this unmissable theatrical spectacular, where the magic of film and theatre collide live on stage.
Director & Set Designer Simon Phillips
Writer Stage Adaptation Carolyn Burns
Set & Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Costume Designer Esther Marie Hayes
Composer & Sound Designer Ian McDonald
Assistant Director Jessica Burns
For more information visit mtc.com.au/2015,
call 03 8688 0800
or visit Southbank Theatre Box Office.
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> MEDIA RELEASE 02 March 2015
BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH WARNER BROS. THEATRE VENTURES