After a successful run in Melbourne a couple of years back, the stage adaptation of Hitchcock's classic suspense film North By Northwest is coming for two weeks this November and December. Originally mounted by Melbourne Theatre Company and fresh from runs in Toronto and the UK, this theatre version the famous movie comes from director Simon Phillips and writer Carolyn Burns from MTC, and it looks to be as visually stunning as the original.
For those who need a recap, protagonist Roger O. Thornhill is a savvy advertising exec who is kidnapped by gangsters who believe he's a man called George Kaplan. When Thornhill denies such allegations, the thugs relentlessly chase him across the country — and he meets a beautiful and mysterious blonde along the way.
Starring Matt Day and Amber McMahon in the roles immortalised by Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint, prepare for all of the thrills and spills of the classic film, with heightened suspense played out in live theatre. In true Hitchcock style, you'll find yourself on the edge of your seat.
North By Northwest hits the stage at QPAC's Lyric Theatre from November 27 to December 9, with tickets on sale from 9am on Friday, August 3.
Image: Jeff Busby.