May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
A compelling solo show based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella – adapted and performed by Mark Stratford.
In this faithful adaptation Stevenson’s gripping narrative is brought vividly to life through a combination of powerful story-telling and masterful character creation.
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.
★★★★★ “A brilliant introduction to a classic of English literature…This is 75 minutes of the most effective theatrical storytelling…It is a truly mesmerising performance.” (North West End UK)
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…
★★★★★ “In Mark Stratford’s highly accomplished hands…the storytelling is as clear as it could possibly be…Stratford is a very talented actor…Definitely one to catch if you can.” (Sardines)
★★★★★ “A wonderful theatrical experience” (Herts Advertiser)
★★★★ “Stratford’s stellar performance carries the play…An accomplished exploration of one of the best works in the Gothic tradition.” (The Reviews Hub)
★★★★ “Mark Stratford’s engrossing solo adaptation…A wonderfully accessible and faithful version of the story performed with skill and precision. Stratford delivers an acting masterclass.” (Fairy Powered Productions)
★★★★ “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)
★★★★ “One man shows, done well, are absorbing and showcase actors at the top of their game; if not they risk being entertaining for the wrong reasons. Thankfully, Stratford’s performance is so good it belongs in the former category…a faithful and well-acted version of a classic which retains a relevance to the modern day” (Remote Goat)
“…a gripping piece of theatre…Students studying the text should get along to see Stratford’s show to see the characters come alive.” (British Theatre Guide)
“Stratford is a master in the art of creating characters…This faithful interpretation should prove attractive to aficionados of the genre and newcomers alike.” (Broadway Baby)
Duration = 75 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 12+
Please note we don’t offer refunds. NB Booking Fee Applies.
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