Blackeyed Theatre will tour the UK with a brand new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s psychological thriller. 

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From September Nick Lane’s adaptation of the thriller will embark on a five month UK tour including dates at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, Greenwich Theatre and the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne.

Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he’s close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy his work, Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself, whereupon something goes very wrong…or very right. Suddenly Jekyll has a new friend, the brutal Edward Hyde.

Lane’s new adaptation is inspired by his own journey. Injured by a car accident at the age of 26 that permanently damaged his neck and back, Lane imagines Jekyll as a physically weakened man who discovers a cure for his ailments, a cure that also unearths the darkest corners of his psyche.

Talking about the production Nick Lane said: “I’m incredibly excited to be working with Blackeyed Theatre on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. To be given the opportunity to revisit a book that I love and adapt it for four terrific actors is an absolute gift for me, and I couldn’t think of a better venue to launch the tour than the Wilde Theatre.”

The cast will include: Jack Bannell as Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde, Paige Round as Eleanor Lanyon, Zach Lee as Gabriel Utterson and Ashley Sean-Cook as Hastings Lanyon.

Meanwhile, the creative team is set to include: designs by Victoria Spearing, costume designs by Victoria Spearing, lighting by Claire Childs and is produced by Adrian McDougall.

For more information about the tour visit: http://www.blackeyedtheatre.co.uk/future-shows/the-strange-case-of-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde/

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