No Hyding place in this classic tale at King's Lynn venue next month
Shakespeare’s Guildhall Trust is bringing an adaptation of a classic tale on Saturday, January 22.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has been adapted by Nick Lane into a thrilling play.
Nick is also the director of the play and previously worked as the associate director and literary manager at Hull Truck theatre for eight years.
This gripping production takes inspiration from Nick's own personal journey.
Injured in a car accident at the age of 26 which permanently damaged his neck and back, he imagines Jekyll as a physically weakened man who discovers a cure for his ailments.
This cure also unearths the darkest corners of his psyche.
Nick said: "I wondered if someone offered me a potion that was guaranteed to make me feel the way I did before the accident, but with the side effect that I’d become ruthless and horrible, would I drink it?"
Shakespeare's Guildhall Trust has managed to get the last free date of this atmospheric and immersive theatre production.
It is presented by the Blackeyed Theatre Company in association with South Hill Park, supported by The Arts Council and will be on tour until May next year.
Combining ensemble storytelling, physical theatre, movement and Nick Lane’s razor-sharp script, alongside a new musical score by Tristan Parkes, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde remains true to the spirit and themes of the original novella.
It offers modern audiences one or two surprises, including a major female character Eleanor, who drives Jekyll on in the same way Stevenson’s wife urged her husband to complete the novel.
For further information contact the box office on 01553 764864.