BlackBox Theatre Presents

The 39 Steps - A Live Radio Play

Sunday November 24th

Doors 4pm, Show 5pm-7pm with intermission

Tickets £12, concessions and family tickets available.

Following the enormous success of their award winning play, Bully Beef & Whizzbangs last year, BlackBox present their latest play -  a stunning new adaptation of John Buchan’s classic ripping yarn, The 39 Steps.

Accused of a murder he didn’t commit, Richard Hannay is on the run. Following clues left to him in a little black book by a mysterious American gentleman, he must uncover the secrets of the 39 Steps, prove his innocence and save Britain from the forces of evil!!


And, if there weren’t enough twists in the tale, BlackBox present this story of daring do as a live radio drama.

It’s November 1962 and with just ten minutes to go before the show is broadcast live to the nation, half the cast haven’t turned up, there’s no one to do the sound effects and they’ve just run out of Bourbon biscuits!! What could possibly go wrong?

The 39 Steps : A Live Radio Drama is an irreverent and affectionate take on one of our best loved stories. Full of thrills and spills, it’ll keep you on the edge of your seats and crying with laughter.


“I urge everyone to go and see one of their shows. You won’t be disappointed”

About BlackBox Theatre Company

The BlackBox Theatre Company was set up in 2016 by Chris Hawley and became a limited company in 2019.  They bring exciting, innovative and, most importantly, accessible theatre to smaller venues and rural communities throughout Hampshire and surrounding counties and to tap into the abundance of local talent.

The company’s first project was a collaboration with SUP Theatre Company and Són Orchestra at The Turner Simms in Southampton with Chris’ adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


Since then they have toured with John Godber’s Bouncers, to great acclaim, and last year visited over 20 venues with the award winning Bully Beef & Whizzbangs as part of the 100th Anniversary Commemorations  of the Armistice.

BlackBox are particularly known for the outstanding quality of their truly professional productions. 

Rehearsal and Development photos of The 39 Steps