NEWS: Blackeyed Theatre Announce UK Tour of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The theatre company have confirmed it will be heading back on tour with its production based on Louis Stevenson’s classic story.

Having been filmed and streamed in 2020, Nick Lane’s adaptation and production will be touring the UK from September 2021 until May 2022.

Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man, successful within his field and respected by his peers. When
he gets close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever, a
colleague threatens to expose his controversial methods, and Jekyll is forced to experiment on
himself. When his experiment goes wrong, Jekyll suddenly has a new friend, the brutal Edward

The production is set to star Blake Kubena (Vikings, History Channel; Othello, Alabama Shakespeare Festival; All’s Well that Ends Well, Minack Theatre) in the titular roles, Zach Lee (Bouncers, Glass Menagerie, Hull Truck; The Derby McQueen Affair, York Theatre Royal; Treasure Island, Harrogate Theatre), Paige Round (Hurling Rubble at the Moon, Park Theatre; Nobody, Hanyong Theatre/National Theatre Company of Korea) and Ashley Sean-Cook
(Frankenstein, Blackeyed Theatre; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Children’s Touring Partnership; Might Never Happen, Kings Head Theatre).

Talking about the news Adrian McDougall, Artistic Director of Blackeyed Theatre said: Like everyone working in
theatre, we’re desperate to get back to live performance, and I know that The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, a show that’s been two years in the making, will be worth the wait. Throughout the pandemic, I’ve been humbled by the support, patience and resilience of our audiences and artists, and while Covid is likely to remain a challenge during the autumn, it’s vital that theatre and theatre makers have the chance to create that live experience for audiences in a way that’s safe and sustainable.”

The creative team behind the production includes: composer Tristan Parks, designer Victoria Spearing, costume designer Naomi Gibbs, lighting designer Claire Childs and movement and intimacy director Enric Ortuño.

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