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Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

3rd - 7th October 2006

"Pure pulse pounding theatre"

The award-winning Hitchin Thespians are proud to bring you the regional premiere of Jekyll and Hyde, hailed as a modern classic even before the show began a smash hit Broadway run.

Convinced that the cure for his father's mental illness lies in the separation of Man's evil nature from his good, Doctor Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own darker side, Edward Hyde, and wreaks havoc on the streets of late nineteenth century London.

Featuring a lush, romantic score many of the show's songs, such as This Is The Moment, In His Eyes and A New Life are already making their way into the singer's repertoire. Soon to be made into a Hollywood movie make sure you don't miss out on this exciting new show!

Directed by Jim Snell

Musical Direction by John Edwards

Cast:
 

Doctor Henry Jekyll/Mr Edward Hyde Tom Evans
Emma Carew Nicola Niles
Lucy Tracey Gwynne
Utterson Mike Niles
Sir Danvers Carew Stephen Chalkley
Lady Beaconsfield Jo Cartwright
Simon Stride Colin Wilson
The Bishop of Basingstoke Brian West
General Lord Glossop Anthony Gordon
Nellie Melanie Plowman
Spider Mike Barker
Sir Archibald Proops QC James Bunker
Poole Jonathan Fletcher
Lord Savage John Keogh
   
Ensemble Barbara Thomas, Lynn Leggatt, Katy King, Caroline Hirst, Jean Austin, Donna Barrett, Michelle Rutherford, Alison Day, Natasha Staff, Sarah Bailes, Anna Hallett, Maz Greenbank, Alex Evans, Carolyn Roberts, Lucy Miller-White, Nicola Wilson, Pat Staff, Caroline Bonja, Viv Tadman, Renae McCrae, Nerys Martin, Marie McGinn, Philippa O’Kelly, Gina Abbatt, Claire Markey, Nick Morgan, Mike Steele, Paul Adams, Keith Mortland, Andrew Wylie, Bryan Summers, Cliff Gulbis, Steve Anderson, David Lodge, Mike Roberts,  Charlotte Nash, Jack Lardent, Matt Greenbank.

Production Photographs - click for larger photos

Press Cuttings

Doctor At Large
The Comet: September 28 2006

THE Hitchin Thespians will be performing Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical at the Gordon Craig Theatre in Stevenage.
The plot explores the fine line between good and evil as Dr Jekyll’s misguided experiments lead to the creation of the despicable Mr Hyde.
The duality of his character creates an intriguing love triangle and a series of murders as Mr Hyde wreaks revenge on those who have spurned him as Dr Jekyll.
The leading role is played by Tom Evans, head teacher at Martins Wood Primary School in Stevenage and the show includes classic songs such as This is The Moment and Someone Like You.
This dramatic, pulse-pounding show will be performed on an open stage with haunting, atmospheric lighting and sound effects adding to the tension and drama.
The show starts at 7.45pm and will be performed from October 3 to October 7.


AS a headteacher, Tom Evans has had to deal with some terrors in his time - experience he can fall back on for his latest role with Hitchin Thespians!
The company is one of the first in the UK to perform Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical - a dramatic new work soon to be made into a Hollywood movie
- and Tom plays the dual leading role of good Dr Henry Jekyll and evil Edward Hyde. The Martins Wood Primary School head says: "I’ve been fortunate to play a few leading roles in my time, but this is definitely my greatest challenge to date.
"Fellow headteachers have joked that it sounds like any normal day at work!" The plot explores the fine line between good and evil, centring around Doctor Jekyll's well-intentioned but misguided experiments which lead to the creation of the despicable Mr Hyde.
The duality of his character creates an intriguing love triangle and a series of murders whereby Hyde wreaks revenge on those who have spurned him as Jekyll. The show, which opens at Stevenage’s Gordon Craig Theatre on Tuesday, features new costumes with haunting, atmospheric lighting and sound effects adding to the tension and drama.


Demon Headmaster takes on Dual Role

MELODRAMA: The Hitchin Thespians' production of Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical saw Tom Evans, far left, in the leading dual role with, from left, Tracey Gwynne as Lucy Harris, Nicola Niles as Emma Carew and Michael Niles as Gabriel John. Photo:E31ER1-02

A Stevenage headmaster took on the leading role in one of the first UK productions of a dramatic new musical. Martins Wood Primary School head Tom Evans played the dual roles of Dr Henry Jekyll and evil Edward Hyde in Jekyll and Hide: The Musical, staged by Hitchin Thespians at the Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage.
The show, which closed yesterday following a five night run, produced good ticket sales and a lively atmosphere among audiences.
"By the usual standards, the audiences have been extremely good and that has helped Tom to sing out of his skin," said producer Paul Adams. "We’re very pleased with the way the whole cast have sang." Most of the costumes were new and the show was performed on an open stage with haunting, atmospheric lighting and sound effects adding to the drama.
It is the third production put on this year by the thespians after The Full Monty and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

 

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