Jekyll & Hyde gets presidential reboot from Arrows & Traps

The object of power is power.

Award-Nominated Arrows & Traps Theatre brings a modern twist to Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic Gothic classic The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde which opens in London tomorrow ahead of a UK tour.

Artistic director, Ross McGregor, has re-imagined it as a gripping political thriller set in the halls of American power.

This bold new adaptation, the second in the company’s Renegade season at the Jack Studio Theatre, in South East London, stays true to the original text’s themes but brings the story right up to date.

The President Of The United States has fallen, impeached for corruption and now awaits trial.

As the American senate slides into chaos, election fever grips the nation. In the wake of yet another mass shooting , Mayor Henry Jekyll, a bold, young, liberal announces his candidacy to run for the Oval Office.

His one promise: to end America’s toxic love affair with guns.

But as Voting Day draws ever nearer, Gabrielle Utterson, Jekyll’s press secretary grows increasingly suspicious of her candidate’s running mate – Mister Edward Hyde.

As the rumours and accusations multiply, Utterson must race to uncover exactly what power Hyde holds over Jekyll – before he becomes just one heartbeat away from the most powerful man in the free world.

Jekyll & Hyde, directed by McGregor, stars Lucy Ioannou , Gabrielle Nellis – Pain, Will Pinchin, Charlie Ryall and Christopher Tester.

UK Tour

​September 3-28, Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley

​October 10-12, Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

February 26 – 28, Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham

February 29,​ Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

March 4-5, Library Theatre, Luton

​March 6, ​ Cramphorn Studio, Chelmsford

​March 11, Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorset

March 26 – 28, Brookside Theatre, Romford

April 3, ​ Astor Theatre, Deal.

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