A new adaptation of the horror classic, Jekyll and Hyde, reveals a frightening foray into the future of modern medicine.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s chilling story has been given a reboot by Jo Clifford. It opens at Greenwich Theatre on February 11 prior to a 33-date UK Tour.
Set in an alternative London of the future that is consumed by the quest for immortality, Dr. Henry Jekyll is a high-profile cancer specialist, determined to find a cure for mankind’s greatest medical challenge.
In his obsession to be the doctor that makes this historic breakthrough, Jekyll’s radical research results in the creation of an unintentional strain of drug which entirely alters the patient’s personality.
Making himself the subject of his own experiments, Jekyll steps into the unknown and unleashes his inner demons.
Trapped in a corporate world, he must choose to keep hold of his own identity as he revels in the freedom and chaos of his hideous alter ego: Mr Hyde. But is the choice still in his hands?
Stevenson’s cult classic is reinterpreted in this modern adaptation, set in a steampunk dystopian world where the questionable actions of leaders are no longer held to account, while the personal freedoms of the common citizen are disregarded.
A vivid depiction of a regressive future, this bold new adaptation is directed by David Hutchinson and presented by multi award-winning touring company Sell a Door.
The title roles of Jekyll and Hyde will be played by Nathan Ives-Moiba, with Lyle Barke as Utterson and Rowena Lennon as Dr. Lanyon.
Nathan Ives-Moiba’s stage credits include the World Tour of Our Country’s Good and Mixed Up North, both directed by Max Stafford Clarke for Out of Joint. Television includes Coronation Street.
Lyle Barke’s recent credits include playing George McFly in Secret Cinema’s Back To The Future.
Rowena Lennon’s theatre credits include The Elves and the Shoemaker at New Wolsey Studio and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at the Lyric Theatre.
February 11–14, Greenwich Theatre
February 16, LEEDS, Carriageworks Theatre
February 17, LIVINGSTON, Howden Park Centre
February 18, PERTH, Concert Hall
February 19, GIFFNOCK, Eastwood Park Theatre
February 20, MUSSELLBURGH, Brunton Theatre
February 21, GREENOCK, Beacon Arts Centre
February 23, SALE, Waterside Arts Centre
February 24, MANSFIELD, Palace Theatre
February 25, GRANTHAM, Guildhall Arts Centre
February 26, CONSETT, Empire Theatre
February 27, MAIDSTONE, Hazlitt Theatre
February 28, LEAMINGTON SPA, Royal Spa Centre
March 3, ANDOVER, The Lights
March 4, MARGATE, Theatre Royal
March 5, BISHOP’S STORTFORD, Rhodes Art Complex
March 6, LONDON, Paul Robeson Theatre
March 7, OXFORD, Kenton Theatre
March 9-10, CROYDON, Fairfield Halls
March 11, GRAVESEND, The Woodville
March 12, ESSEX, Harlow Playhouse
March 13, UPPINGHAM, Uppingham Theatre
March 14, TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Trinity Theatre
March 16, ORMSKIRK, The Arts Centre
March 17, MIDDLESBROUGH, Theatre
March 18, BRACKNELL, South Hill Park
March 21, CRAWLEY, The Hawth Theatre
March 23, CAMBRIDGE, Mumford Theatre
March 25, SOUTH SHIELDS, The Customs House
March 26, DUNSTABLE, Grove Theatre
March 27, RICHMOND, Georgian Theatre Royal