Chilling thriller hits the stage

Jekyll and Hyde at Buxton Opera House
Jekyll and Hyde at Buxton Opera House

A chilling thriller is to visit Derby’s Guildhall Theatre next month for a three-day stay.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde can be seen at the city centre venue from October 11-13.

The highly acclaimed Hull Truck theatre will bring Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of good and evil to the stage.

Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man, successful in his field and respected by his peers. Jekyll’s work is cutting-edge but the way he gets results is less than ethical. Faced with the prospect of having his methods exposed to the world, the good doctor is forced to experiment on himself with life-changing consequences.

Jekyll wills his entire fortune to a new “friend”, the brutal Edward Hyde. Responsible for the murder of innocent people and a reign of terror on the streets of London, Jekyll is forced with a decision. How will he control Hyde and what will his ultimate legacy be?

This all-new production from Hull Truck Theatre will be adapted and directed by Nick Lane (Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Hull Truck Theatre). The set and lighting will be designed by Graham Kirk (Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Hull Truck Theatre) and Tristan Parkes (A Passion for Sondheim, Donmar Warehouse) will provide the eerie soundtrack.

Director Nick Lane said: “Stevenson’s story is just brilliant and, whilst staying true to the original, we’ve tried to give it a bit of a twist. In this version, Jekyll is a medical pioneer and a genius, fascinated by the duality of good and evil in the human mind – particularly his own – but he has a dark side, and his experiments yield results he could never have bargained for.”

Tickets for The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde are priced at £12.25 - £18.25 (plus concessions). Call the box office on 01332 255800 or go online at