Wednesday, May 22

Tag: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

<strong>The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Jack Studio Theatre</strong>
London

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Jack Studio Theatre

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886 will be familiar to many.  However, in order to avoid impairing the pleasure of those who do not know the story I will be circumspect in this review about the plot. This one-man stage adaptation has been written and performed by Mark Stratford.  It closely follows the plot and characterisation in Stevenson's original. The play starts with the investigating officer Inspector Newcomen explaining to the audience of background to the case and introducing the testimony of Gabriel Utterson, the lawyer and friend of Dr Henry Jekyll.  Concerned by the strange behaviour and disappearance of his friend plus a strange will left in his keep, Utterson starts to investigate and soon comes across the st...
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Leith Theatre
Scotland

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Leith Theatre

The story of Jekyll and Hyde has had many a version or retelling over the years, usually focusing on Dr Jekyll’s battle with himself and his genetically mutated personality of Mr Hyde however this production takes a very different angle. The script sticks closer to that of the original text by Robert Louis Stevenson, making Utterson (Lorn Macdonald) the lead and having Dr Jekyll (Henry Pettigrew) take a back seat. The story follows Gabriel Utterson, a lawyer who goes to visit his old friend Harry Jekyll when finding a strange note within Jekyll’s will. This leads Utterson down a very dark rabbit hole when he discovers Jekyll has been helping out a certain barbaric and mysterious Mr Hyde. Building an obsession over capturing and punishing Hyde for his wicked crimes, Utterson finds himse...