Reading Rep Theatre have announced that Olivier and Grammy award-nominated performer Audrey Brisson (Amélie, Into The Woods) will star in the upcoming world premiere production of Gary McNair’s one-person stage adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde.
The production, which runs from 10-29 October, will be the first production of the theatre’s tenth anniversary season with all tickets being priced under £20 as part of the theatre’s recently announced ticketing strategy to combat the cost-of-living crisis’ effect on accessibility to theatre.
Gary McNair’s captivating and comic adaptation turns Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story on its head, revealing the depths of one person’s psyche and the lengths people will go to hide their deepest secrets.
The production will see Brisson reunite with director Michael Fentiman (Amélie, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), who directed her Olivier and Grammy award-nominated performance in Amélie (West End – Criterion Theatre, The Other Palace, UK Tour & Watermill Theatre).
Joining McNair and Fentiman on the creative team are Max Jones (The Comedy of Errors at the RSC, Noises Off at Lyric Hammersmith & West End) as Production Designer, Emily Irish (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) as Lighting Designer, Richard Hammarton (Love and Other Acts of Violence, The Crucible) as Sound Designer and Annie Kershaw (Safe, Best of Enemies) as Assistant Director. Sarah Harkins (for Annelie Powell Casting) is Casting Director.
Annie Kershaw will also direct Reading Rep and A Girl Called Stephen Theatre’s upcoming production of Hedda Gabler, which is also part of the Reading Rep: 10 season.
10% of all tickets to Jekyll & Hyde will be free for those who can’t afford them, and thirty £5 tickets will be available to Under 30s for each performance during the first week of the production’s run.
Reading Rep: 10, the theatre’s 10th anniversary season, is a celebration of the voices and talent that have been part of Reading Rep’s decade long tapestry of work. The season, comprising five bold and exciting pieces of programming, will see Reading Rep honour its roots in collaborations with ongoing creative partners, whilst also championing a new frontier of creatives. Reading Rep: 10 features a mixture of bold new work, reimagined classics and family favourites and as part of the season the theatre has also undertaken a radical pricing overhaul, with all tickets priced under £20.
Tickets are on sale at www.readingrep.com.