All the roles in the play are performed by four actors. One plays Richard Hannay; a female plays the three woman in the play; and two “clowns” play every other character, including heroes, villains, men, women, children, and even the occasional inanimate object. The following is only a partial list of those many characters.

Richard Hannay: A dapper English gentleman, Richard Hannay is bored—until Annabella Schmidt comes into his life and starts him on a heroic and hilarious journey.

Annabella Schmidt: An exotic secret agent, Annabella Schmidt is in dire need of Hannay’s help.

Pamela: A beautiful women, Pamela is lured into Hannay’s adventure but is skeptical of his claims of innocence.

Margaret: Crofter the farmer’s wife, Margaret is a shy young woman who dreams of life and adventure in the city.

Crofter: A deeply jealous and suspicious Scottish farmer, Crofter houses Hannay for a night while he is on the run.

Mr. Memory: A stage performer, Mr. Memory has the ability to recall thousands of facts on command.

Professor Jordan: Surrounded in mystery, Professor Jordan may hold the key to learning what and who “The 39 Steps” are.