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Classic Tale of Good v Evil Given New Stage Adaptation
It is the ultimate inner struggle between good and evil, and now the classic tale of Dr Jekyll and his alter ego Mr Hyde is the subject of a new and thrilling stage adaptation that is currently touring the UK. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, based on the original book by Robert Louis Stevenson, has been adapted for the stage by Nick Lane, formerly associate director of Hull Truck Theatre from 2006 to 2014, who directs this production by the Blackeyed Theatre company.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
New stage adaptation of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Credit Alex Harvey-Brown


The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, which is performed at the Lichfield Garrick theatre on November 13 and 14, is a fitting tribute to Stevenson's original dark psychological fantasy. The production immerses the audience in the myth and mystery of the fog-bound streets of 19th century London where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. It promises to be a gripping, stylish and thought-provoking experience for theatre-goers in Lichfield and elsewhere throughout the country during its lengthy tour.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
The cast of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Credit Alex Harvey-Brown


As people familiar with the story will know, Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he is close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical, and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy his work, Dr Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself, whereupon something goes very wrong. And, suddenly, the good Dr Jekyll has a new friend - the brutal Mr Edward Hyde.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Jack Bannell as Mr Hyde with Paige Round as Eleanor. Credit Alex Harvey-Brown


Blackeyed Theatre, which is based in Berkshire, is one of the UK's leading touring theatre companies, having been formed in 2004. It was established with the aim of creating exciting opportunities for artists and audiences alike and, over the last 13 years has delivered exciting, high-quality work to more than a hundred towns and cities across the UK. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is at the Lichfield Garrick theatre on November 13 and 14. Tickets priced £18 for adults and £14.50 for concessions and students are available online or by calling the box office on 01543 412121.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Can Dr Jekyll control the evil Hyde? Credit Alex Harvey-Brown


Forthcoming shows
Oct 24 Queen's Hall Arts Centre Hexham 01434 652477
Oct 26 Adam Smith Theatre Kirkcaldy 01592 583302
Oct 27 Gaiety Theatre Ayr 01292 288235
Oct 28 The Brunton Musselburgh 0131 6652240
Oct 30 Eastwood Park Theatre Giffnock 0141 577 4956

Nov 1 The Majestic Theatre Darlington 01325 482848
Nov 2 Kings Theatre York 01423 333504
Nov 7 The Lights (sold out) Andover 01264 368368
Nov 8 Cornerstone (sold out) Didcot 01235 515144
Nov 9 New Theatre Royal Portsmouth 023 9264 9000
Nov 10 The Berry Theatre (sold out) Hedge End 023 8065 2333
Nov 13 - 14 Garrick Theatre Lichfield 01543 412121
Nov 15 - 17 Arena Theatre Wolverhampton 01902 321321
Nov 20 Stahl Theatre Oundle 01832 273930
Nov 21 - 22 Stantonbury Theatre Milton Keynes 01908 324466
Nov 23 Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (sold out) Lincoln 01522 837600
Nov 24 Bridge House Theatre Warwick 01926 776438
Nov 27 - 29 Mumford Theatre Cambridge 01223 352932

The tour then resumes on 23 January 2018 until the end of March.
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Why? New Stage Adaptation Of Classic Tale Of Good v Evil
When: 13 and 14 November 2017
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
Cost: Tickets £18 adults, £14.50 concessions
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