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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – Darlington Hippodrome

Adaptor: David Edgar Director: Kate Saxon Reviewer: Mark Clegg Like its Gothic horror stable-mates Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is both immediately familiar and strangely unknown to the general public. All three sets of characters are part of popular culture and yet the vast majority of ...

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Edgar From the novel by: Robert Louis Stevenson Director: Kate Saxon Reviewer: Gareth Davies There is much that sends shivers of terror down the spine from this touring production of David Edgar's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella. The original story almost single-handedly created the genre of psychological horror, but perhaps the scariest thing here is the ...

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Treasure Island – The New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Writer: Robert Louis Stevenson Adaptor and director: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Artistic director Theresa Heskins writes in her programme notes that after consultation with focus groups of children as to what should be on their stage at Christmas the overwhelming consensus involved pirates, treasure and fights. And so, bowing to popular opinion, Treasure Island is in full production as ...

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde – The Majestic Theatre, Darlington

Writer & Director: Nick Lane Based on the novella by:  Robert Louis Stevenson Reviewer: Mark Clegg Despite the titular character(s) being thoroughly ingrained in popular culture, and the phrase “Jekyll & Hyde” entering common parlance as a way of describing someone displaying erratic behaviour, it’s surprising how few people are familiar with the actual story of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most ...

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Treasure Island – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Some of the company of Treasure Island

Writer: Bryony Lavery, from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson Director: Phillip Breen Reviewer: Selwyn Knight As Robert Louis Stevenson said of Treasure Island, “it [is] a story for boys … women were excluded”, and its cast of characters certainly bears that out. But history also tells us that 18th-century women did do physical work and were even pirates. It ...

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The Devil Inside – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

The Devil Inside_SCOTTISH OPERA,Music; Stuart MacRae,Words; Louise Welsh, Conductor; Michael Rafferty, Director; Matthew Richardson, Designer; Samal Blak, Lighting; Ace McCarron, Catherine; Rachel Kelly, Richard; Nicholas Sharratt, James; Ben McAteer, Old Man_Vagrant; Steven Page,

Composer: Stuart Macrae Libretto: Louise Welsh Conductor: Michael Rafferty Director: Matthew Richardson Reviewer: Ron Simpson Co-commissioned by Music Theatre Wales and Scottish Opera, The Devil Inside received its premiere performance in Glasgow in January to an overwhelmingly favourable response from reviewers. Now it is on a short UK tour with Music Theatre Wales. The Devil Inside is inspired by one ...

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The Devil Inside – The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Director: Matthew Richardson Writer: Stuart Macrae Reviewer: Beth Steer   Based on the tale The Bottle Imp by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Devil Inside is a Faustian folk story that takes place, jarringly, in the 21st Century. The Music Theatre Wales' production is a modern day opera, comprised of seven scenes, that combines the mythical, the allegorical and the contemporary. ...

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Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Music/Lyrics: Frank Wildhorn Book/Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse Additional Lyrics: Steve Cuden Director: Elsie Kelly Reviewer: Vikki Goodwin As the autumn leaves begin to fall, and the nights draw in there are few plans better than spending an evening enveloped within the warm glow of the theatre. Halloween is just around the corner, and with that in mind something spine tingingly sinister ...

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