‘THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE’

February 9, 2018

 

 

The Black Eyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park presents ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’, a timeless tale of humanity struggling to quash and repress their violent and barbaric tendencies. Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, director Nick Lane creates the ultimate and original physiological thriller, bringing together the known and the unknown to create something fantastical. Our protagonist, well-respected and renowned, Dr Henry Jekyll; a brilliant mind on the cusp of a huge scientific neurological discovery that would not only change and further validate his research, but ultimately change himself too.

 

With the least ethical of methods, and the threat of his research and theory being prematurely disclosed, Dr Jekyll opts to experiment on himself. He becomes the brutish and barbaric Mr Edward Hyde – a notable polar opposite from Dr Jekyll. Could this be the breakthrough that Dr Jekyll was looking for?

 

Set in the 19th century, Nick Lane’s ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ is the perfect thriller fantasy with enough tension, twists, turns, and theatrics to have you on the edge of your seat. The production takes you back to the post-Enlightenment era, and plants you in the middle of one man’s journey to change his world.

 

The Broadsheet Boutique called it “a masterful re-telling of the classic gothic novel”, and awarded it a full five out of five stars. The North-West End dubbed it “an excellent production with a fantastically talented and versatile cast”, also awarding a full five stars. While the Independent simply stated, “Lane explores the scientific ideas of the day and the development of neuroscience without it feeling like a foundation lecture in A level psychology.”.

They love it, we love it, you’ll love it. The production runs for approximately 2 hours and is recommended for audiences of over 11 years old, for further information, please visit www.blackeyedtheatre.co.uk.

 

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde will be performed at the Gulbenkian on Wednesday 7th February. Tickets: £10, Groups of 4+ £8.50pp.

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