To mark the start of their 15th year, the award-winning Guildford Shakespeare Company return to the stage with a gripping, new one-person adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s thriller The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde.
A malevolent creature prowls the fog-shrouded streets of London. Only two men know its true identity; one of them is dead, the other is in a race against time to understand the terrible events he’s witnessed and to stay alive…
The original psychological thriller, Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘shilling shocker’ has fascinated readers and audiences for 130 years. The novella explores the respectable Dr Jekyll’s association with a mysterious and violent young man called Edward Hyde. Through the eyes of Jekyll’s friend Utterson, we learn of the diabolical experiment Jekyll has carried out, and are brought, literally, face to face with humanity’s basest capacity for evil.
This new stage adaptation places a single actor centre stage adding an electrifying layer to the split personality at the heart of the story. The Victorian novella has been adapted by CAROLINE DEVLIN, who will be celebrating her 10th year of collaborating with GSC. Her first production in 2011 was “A Hamlet to die for” (British Theatre Guide), and has since gone on to direct some of the company’s most memorable shows including The Winter’s Tale, King Arthur, Merry Wives and most notably King Lear with Brian Blessed in the title role.
GSC will welcome back actor Robert Mountford who will be playing all roles in this one-person production. Robert played Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale (2016) and Parolles in All’s Well That Ends Well for the company’s first co-production, and London transfer, with Jermyn Street Theatre in 2019.
The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde runs 5th – 20th February 2021 tickets are on sale here.