If you’re a fan of gothic horror, and like a bit of darkness in your theatre, then you’ll enjoy ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ at Crewe Lyceum, writes Claire Faulkner.
Adapted from the original by Robert Louis Stevenson, and directed by Nicholas Briggs, this production has everything you want from a Victorian classic.
A haunting set with skilful lighting and sound design add to the dark atmosphere in which the good Dr Jekyll transforms into his alter ego, the evil Mr Hyde.
The story is told by ‘Gabriel Utterson’ – a lawyer, played wonderfully by Neil Roberts.
He is determined to find Hyde and make him accountable for his murderous actions.
Gary Turner plays ‘Jekyll’ and the audience were left completely spellbound by the intensity and level of emotion he gave delivering Jekyll’s testimony about the good and evil within us all.
Andrew Fettes played a suitably evil and dark ‘Hyde’.
His character seemed to almost fill the stage at some points during the production.
A good and worthy adaptation of a well know classic from talkingScarlet, ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ is at Crewe Lyceum until June 15.
Nantwich News, 14 June 2016.