JEKYLL & HYDE
Presented by Flipping the Bird
31st - 25th August 2013
25th September - 19th October 2013
Playwright: Jonathan Holloway
Director: Jessica Edwards
Lighting Design: Joshua Carr
Set Designer: Joanna Scotcher
Costumer Designer: Grace Nicholas
Composer: Laurence Osborn
Fight Director: Owain Gwyn
Movement Director: Fionn Cox-Davies
"Creepily melodramatic and beautifully realised." ★★★★ The Times
"Bound to win awards… It comes highly recommended." ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
"a gripping, radical retelling of a classic story." ★★★★ Three Weeks
"every moment [is] accentuated to great ambient effect… Holloway reveals an acute intelligence." ★★★★ Broadway Baby
"Undeniably brilliant." ★★★★★ View from the Gods
"…sordid, sexy, intelligent…masterful stuff." ★★★★ Everything Theatre
Flipping the Bird in association with Red Shift presents Jonathan Holloway’s Jekyll & Hyde.
Wandering into the darkness of a Southwark back-alley, the respectable Utterson and decadent Enfield find a curious door, ajar. Enfield thinks he grasps the mystery beyond it, but to discover more, he and Utterson must leave the lights of fashionable London behind forever. The grimy threshold leads them into the criminal underworld of London’s dark press, and the murky researches of Dr Jekyll.
FOLLOW the back-room book-dealer and sideshow man to look at his filthy wares!
GASP at the moral decrepitude of Lord Lawrence Enfield!
WONDER at the alchemical artfulness of the mysterious Dr Jekyll!
Fusing live music, black comedy and grotesque cabaret, Jekyll & Hyde will leave you feeling titillated, tainted and unclean.
Flipping the Bird present Fringe First Award winning writer Jonathan Hollow’s mesmerising adaptation of Stevenson’s novella. Directed by Jessica Edwards (Old Vic Tunnels, Theatre503, Les Enfants Terribles), with set design by Joanna Scotcher (Whatsonstage Best Set Design Award Winner 2011), lighting design by Josh Carr and music by award winning composer Laurence Osborn (English National Ballet, Tete-a-Tete Opera).