what's on

sept 2019

“…A wonderful theatrical experience.” (Herts Advertiser, St. Albans)
 
“As the story unfolds, we begin to see moments of Mr Hyde, and from here on in, we are well and truly hooked.” (Views from the Gods, Camden Fringe)
 
“One man shows are an interesting prospect: done well, they are absorbing and showcase an actor at the top of their game; anything less than this and they run the risk of being entertaining for the wrong reasons. Thankfully, Mark Stratford’s solo performance is so good it belongs in the former category.” (Remote Goat, Camden Fringe)

 

 

 

 

"The Strange case of dr Jekyll & mr hyde"

by Robert Louis Stevenson

 

A compelling solo show

adapted and performed by Mark Stratford

 

Duration: 70 minutes (no interval)

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“A wonderful theatrical experience” (Herts Advertiser, St. Albans) 

 

"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)

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"Stratford’s stellar performance carries the play..." (The Reviews Hub, Brighton Fringe) 

 

"A faithful and well-acted version of a classic tale which retains a relevance to the modern day"

(Remote Goat, Camden Fringe)

 

As the story unfolds, we begin to see moments of Mr Hyde, and from here on in, we are well and truly hooked.” (Views from the Gods, Camden Fringe)

“One man shows are an interesting prospect: done well, they are absorbing and showcase an actor at the top of their game; anything less than this and they run the risk of being entertaining for the wrong reasons. Thankfully, Mark Stratford’s solo performance is so good it belongs in the former category.”

(Remote Goat, Camden Fringe) 

future performances

Saturday 12th March 2022: Abbey Theatre Studio, St. Albans

performance history

5th & 12th June 2021: Brighton Fringe, Rialto Theatre

10th & 24th February & 3rd March 2019: Pump House Theatre, Watford

23rd & 24th April 2015: Abbey Theatre Studio, St. Albans

20th to 22nd August 2014: Camden Fringe, Upstairs at the Gatehouse

11th & 12th July 2014: Maltings Arts Theatre, St. Albans

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SYNOPSIS

First published in 1886, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is a mystery tale about the inexorable conflict between good and evil.

 

This stage version has been faithfully abridged and adapted from the novella; wherever possible all the key story points and Stevenson’s words have been used, and the play’s structure follows that of the chapters of the book.

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…

 

Video trailer

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

 

Production video and photography by Dan Bridge (adliberate.com)