JEKYLL & HYDE
Due to increased COVID-19 restrictions, this production has been postponed until later in 2021. New dates will be announced soon. If you are a current ticket holder, we will be contacting you shortly.
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Caroline Devlin
Directed by Marieke Audsley
1886 A malevolent creature prowls the fog-shrouded streets of Victorian London. Only two men know its true identity; one of them is dead, the other is in a race against time to understand the terrible events he’s witnessed and to stay alive…
“He put the glass to his lips and drank at one gulp… his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alter.”
The original psychological thriller, Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘shilling shocker’ has fascinated readers and audiences for 130 years.
Stevenson’s gripping novella explores the respectable Dr Jekyll’s association with a mysterious and violent young man called Edward Hyde. Through the eyes of Jekyll’s friend Utterson, we learn of the diabolical experiment Jekyll has carried out, and are brought, literally, face to face with humanity’s basest capacity for evil.
Now GSC invite you to experience The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in a captivating new stage adaptation, which places a single actor centre stage.
Matt Pinches, GSC Co-Producer: “Reading Caroline’s script we were on the edge of our seats with tension! The conception of it as a one-person show bestows an additional layer to the split personality at the heart of the story and brings it electrifyingly to life.”
We are thrilled to welcome back the wonderful CAROLINE DEVLIN, who will be celebrating her 10th year of collaborating with GSC. As a director, her first production in 2011 was “A Hamlet to die for” (British Theatre Guide), and she has since gone on to direct some of our most memorable shows including Othello, The Winter’s Tale, The Merry Wives of Windsor and most notably King Lear with Brian Blessed in the title role. In 2017 she adapted and directed The Legend of King Arthur in the Spiegeltent.
We're delighted that MARIEKE AUDSLEY will be making her directing debut with GSC for Jekyll & Hyde. Her directing credits include a touring production of Julius Caesar for the RSC and Sleight & Hand by Chris Bush at Summerhall in Edinburgh which was broadcast to 30 Odeon cinemas nationwide and BBC iPlayer. As an Associate she has worked on numerous RSC productions and for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in the West End.
Taking centre stage and bringing Stevenson's story to will is the brilliant ROBERT MOUNTFORD. Robert played Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale (2016) and Parolles in All’s Well That Ends Well for the company’s first co-production, and London transfer, with Jermyn Street Theatre in 2019. Other theatre credits include Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC; Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art; House & Garden at Newbury Watermill and Macbeth in Macbeth for Tara Arts.
Set and Costume Designer NEIL IRISH returns, and is joined by Lighting Designer MARK DYMOCK and Sound Designer & Composer MATT EATON, who have collaborated on our last four Winter seasons.
DATES, TIMES & TICKETS
Due to increased COVID-19 restrictions, this production has been postponed until later in 2021. New dates will be announced soon.
£23 Concession (Over 60, students, Equity, Jobseekers)
£16.50 Children under 16
£78 Family (2 full, 2 children)
£18 Previews ALL tickets
Strictly limited availability.
Running Time 65 mins (approx.)
HOW ARE WE KEEPING YOU SAFE?
Our measures at a glance:
- Reduced audience numbers
- All audiences must wear, by law, a protective face covering throughout their time with us - including during the performance (unless exempt).
- Temperature checks on arrival
- Staggered audience arrivals to reduce congestion
- Clear signage and one-way system
- Seating blocks placed 2m apart
- Where practical to do so, we will keeping the venue as well ventilated as possible
- Face coverings for our Box Office and Steward Team
- Hand sanitiser stations and protective equipment for staff
- Regular and thorough cleaning
- Pre-ordering of bar drinks and programmes
- Reduced, at-seat bar service available
- Contactless payments - no cash handling
Measures and protocols are under constant review