The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr HydeBy Robert Louis Stevenson. Adapted by Mark Stratford.
A compelling solo show based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic thriller
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 storytelling and masterful character creation.
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 for a select audience 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)
Adapted and performed by Mark Stratford.
Running time: 70 minutes