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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 one-man show

adapted and performed by Mark Stratford

 

Length of show = 80 mins (no interval)*

*If interval included: 1st half = 45 minutes, 2nd half = 35 minutes

“…A wonderful theatrical experience.” (Herts Advertiser, St. Albans) - Full Review

 

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) - Full Review

“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) - Full Review

UPCOMING SHOWS

May 2021: Brighton Fringe, Rialto Theatre (Dates & Times TBC)

performance history

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

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…

 

Production photos & Video trailer

2019 - Pump House Theatre, Watford

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Mr Utterson

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Dr Lanyon

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Edward Hyde

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Dr Jekyll

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Mr Utterson

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Mr Utterson

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Dr Lanyon

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Poole (Dr Jekyll's butler)

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Mr Utterson

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Dr Jekyll

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Dr Jekyll

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Edward Hyde

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Edward Hyde

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Edward Hyde

"Jekyll & Hyde"

"Jekyll & Hyde"

As Edward Hyde

 
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