The workshop for the new production is set to take place in April next year.
Producers Lambert Jackson have confirmed that a workshop for a brand new production based on Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn’s musical will take place in 2022.
Loosely based on the 1886 classic novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, it was originally conceived for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden and features iconic music by Frank Wildhorn and a chilling book by Leslie Bricusse.
Jekyll & Hyde – The Musical is an evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil. Based on the classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create an evil and murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father’s mental illness lies in the separation of Man’s evil nature from his good, Dr. Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th-Century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde.
Alongside Lambert Jackson, the original composer Frank Wildhorn and scriptwriter Alexander Dinelaris (Academy Award Winner for Birdman) are workshopping this musical with the following creative team: Jonathan O’Boyle (Director), Annabel Mutale Reed (Associate Director), Leo Munby (Musical Director), Sarah Golding (Movement Director/Choreographer), Morgan Large (Set Design), Jonny Dickie and Joshua Robins (Sound Design) and Emma Norman (Casting).
This workshop will see the team working on an almost-complete revision of the book, a re-structuring of the storyline, modernising the much-loved orchestrations, and reworking the ending.
Talking about the news Lambert Jackson said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing a new version of this classic musical to life. This workshop process will explore a darker, grittier side to the story, with the aim to reflect London as it is now – a place with a rich, diverse and enigmatic history. There could not be a better time than now to bring a show to London’s West End which is so intrinsically connected with the city itself and explores the effect that the court of public opinion can have on the divisions between us.”
Auditions will take place from Tuesday 11th – Friday 14th January in London with recalls at the end of January. For more information about auditions and casting please visit Spotlight. The production is proactively seeking applicants without regard to disability, race, age, colour, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis.