Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock and the novel by John Buchan. State Theatre Company SA. Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre. August 19-September 11, 2016.
British Playwright Patrick Barlow has a penchant for always challenging actors and with his company, The National Theatre of Brent, has even staged The Ring Cycle…with a cast of three. In fact, he and his company have overcome several similar apparent impossibilities, creating small-cast works in which, in his words, they have played “fifty Valkyries, ten thousand Zulus, the entire population of Nazareth and a million marauding Russians”.