Storyhouse has announced a vivid new version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde will be their latest original production.
Written by award-winning playwright Glyn Maxwell (The Beggar’s Opera, The Secret Seven) and directed by Psyche Stott, the seminal story of the divided self will be staged on Storyhouse’s thrust stage between 5 – 19 October. It is the inaugural production in Storyhouse’s Season 11 of original productions.
Dr Jekyll is a respected and celebrated scientist who succeeds in splitting his personality in two, releasing the depraved Mr Hyde. A gothic horror set in dark Victorian London; Jekyll must stop Hyde’s murderous behaviour before he takes over him completely.
Performing in the cast:
As Dr Jekyll: Ed Harrison ( Skellig (Nottingham Playhouse); Shakespeare in Love (Theatre Royal Bath & Eleanor Lloyd Productions UK Tour) as Mr Hyde: Matthew Lynch (Agnes Colander (Ustinov Bath); Child of Science (Bush), as Lady Gabriel: Natasha Bain (Richard II (The Arcola) In The Blood (Finborough) and as Rose: Rosa Hesmondhalgh (A Christmas Carol (Hull Truck); Trial By Laughter (Watermill and UK tour).
Psyche Stott directs with choreography by Paul Bayes Kitcher, designed by Katie Lias, lighting design by Neill Brinkworth, sound design by Adrienne Quartly and assistant director Sarah Richardson.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is part of Storyhouse’s Season 11, the theatre’s eleventh season of producing theatre. Others shows in Season 11: The Suicide, Blue Stockings, Miss Julie, Brewster’s Millions and Antigone.
Tickets are from £15, find out more at storyhouse.com
Suitable for ages 10 plus.