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Posted on 24/03/2015 by Helga Pearson in georgian theatre royal jekyll and hyde sell a door
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Robert Louis Stevenson’s cult classic is being given a complete make-over in a bold new stage adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde that will be performed on Friday 27 March at 7.30pm.

Set in an alternative London of the future that is consumed by the quest for immortality, Dr Henry Jekyll is a high-profile cancer specialist, determined to find a cure for mankind’s greatest medical challenge. In his obsession to be the doctor that makes this historic breakthrough, Jekyll’s radical research results in the creation of an unintentional strain of drug that entirely alters the patient’s personality.

Making himself the subject of his own experiments, Jekyll steps into the unknown and unleashes his inner demons. Trapped in a corporate world, Dr Jekyll must choose to keep hold of his own identity as he revels in the freedom and chaos of his hideous alter ego: Mr Hyde. But is the choice still in his hands?

This vivid depiction of a regressive future is written by Jo Clifford and presented by multi-award winning touring company ‘Sell a Door’.

The title roles will be played by Nathan Ives-Moiba, with Lyle Barke as Utterson and Rowena Lennon as Dr Lanyon. Nathan Ives-Moiba’s stage credits include the World Tour of Our Country’s Good and Mixed Up North, both directed by Max Stafford Clarke for Out of Joint. Television includes Coronation Street. Lyle Barke’s recent credits include playing George McFly in Secret Cinema’s Back To The Future. Rowena Lennon’s theatre credits include The Elves and the Shoemaker at New Wolsey Studio and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at the Lyric Theatre.  

Tickets from £7 to £20 are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or via this website.

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