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Cafe / Bar open from 18:00 | Doors 19:30 | Onstage from 20:00 £12 advance | £14 on the door (Age 11+)
A compelling solo show based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Victorian novella. First published in 1886, “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” is a mystery tale about the inexorable conflict between good and evil. In this faithful adaptation Stevenson’s gripping narrative is brought vividly to life through a combination of powerful story-telling and masterful character creation. (Adapted and performed by Mark Stratford).
Gabriel John Utterson is Henry Jekyll’s lawyer and most trusted friend. Deeply concerned by a strange clause in his friend’s will, Utterson feels compelled to investigate the sinister Edward Hyde – Jekyll’s unlikely protégé.
Convinced that Jekyll and Hyde’s relationship is founded on blackmail, Utterson embarks on a quest to learn more, but – as he does so – he finds the truth to be far worse than he could have ever imagined.
Set in Victorian London, in a large meeting room at Scotland Yard, Utterson and Inspector Newcomen recount the climactic events that unfolded at Jekyll’s house the night before and, in so doing, explain the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde…
“A wonderful theatrical experience” (Herts Advertiser)
“Stratford’s stellar performance carries the play” (The Reviews Hub, Brighton Fringe)
“Stratford is a master in the art of creating characters”(Broadway Baby, Brighton Fringe)
“This faithful interpretation should prove attractive to aficionados of the genre and newcomers alike.(Broadway Baby, Brighton Fringe)
“As the story unfolds, we begin to see moments of Mr Hyde, and from here on in we are well and truly hooked” (Views from the Gods, Camden Fringe)
“One man shows, done well, are absorbing and showcase actors at the top of their game; if not they risk being entertaining for the wrong reasons. Thankfully, Stratford’s performance is so good it belongs in the former category…a faithful and well-acted version of a classic which retains a relevance to the modern day” (Remote Goat, Camden Fringe)