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North By Northwest

Hitchcock's classic thriller is back for its reprisal on the stage.
By Hannah Valmadre
January 25, 2016
By Hannah Valmadre
January 25, 2016

After a successful run last year, the Melbourne Theatre Company's adaptation of Hitchcock’s classic suspense film North By Northwest is back for two weeks this January — this time, in the hands of the Arts Centre Melbourne. The stage adaptation of 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, Amber McMahon, Deidre Rubenstein and Matt Hetherington, 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.

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