Running from Tuesday 30 October to Saturday 3 November 2018, The Playhouse present Leonard Caddy’s adaptation of the classic novella “Jekyll and Hyde”
In this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous story, Dr. Jekyll’s experiments to discover the “real self” take a dramatic turn, when he tries it on himself and finds that his formula works. Unfortunately, his “real” self turns out to be the monster Edward Hyde. Jekyll continues his researches, spending more and more time as Hyde until this horrifying character takes over. When Hyde brutally murders one of the young maids, he realizes his experiment has gone too far, and he takes the only possible course of action left to him.
The coveted role of Dr Henry Jekyll will be played by Martin Williams (Journey’s End, That Face, Macbeth (all for Masque Theatre), with Corinna Leeder (Make Way For Lucia, Steel Magnolias) as Celestine, Megan Leask-Walters (The Crucible, Static, The Flint Street Nativity (University of Northampton BA Actors)) plays Charlotte, Kevin Evans (Ying Tong, Brief Encounter) as Poole, Antony Newby as Dr Lanyon, Siôn Grace (Woman In Mind, The Bacchae (Playhouse and Masque Theatre) as Utterson, Maggie Holland (The Killing of Sister George, Antony & Cleopatra (Masque Theatre)) as Hilda, and Nicola Bunting (various productions with Abbey Community Theatre) as Penny.
Director Juilet O’Connor is a regular both on The Playhouse stage and behind the scenes, having directed numerous productions with the group, and starred as Lucia in last year’s “Make Way For Lucia“, and as Charlie in “Captive Audience” as part of this year’s One Act Play Festival at the venue. The poster design image of Jekyll and Hyde was created by 13 year old Duston School pupil Chris Leaman.
Tickets for Jekyll and Hyde cost £9 and £8 for concessions. Tickets may be booked by telephoning the box office on 01604 627791 (answerphone) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org