'....all human beings...are commingled out of good and evil...EDWARD HYDE ALONE, IN THE RANKS OF MANKIND, WAS PURE EVIL.'

An experiment to separate virtue from wickedness in his own nature results in the respectable Doctor Jekyll releasing the demon within; a malevolent force which will eventually possess him body and soul.

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story has enthralled and fascinated the world for more than a hundred years. Perhaps because a Mr Hyde lurks deep within us all, watching... and waiting...

Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson


'Impressive...fine style....the result is a good, vivid, popular version of a great story, told with notable passion...As Jekyll and Hyde adaptations go, Patrick Prior's 70 minute two-hander is short, to the point and rewritten in brisk everyday language.'

                                                                                THE SCOTSMAN


'Stylistic...forensic examination of man's addiction to playing the bad lad....Abernethy and Marsden make a great stab at Prior's gradually unfolding text. Every emotional nuance is wrung out of it, and a packed audience sit rapt at such conversely dark materials.'

                                                                   THE GLASGOW HERALD

Audience reaction

"Felt I should send a short message to say how much i enjoyed the Jekyll and Hyde play. A well chosen play, beautifully acted and masterfully directed - thank you for a memorable evening."

                Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick

“Just to say thanks for the brilliant Jekyll and Hyde at Broadstairs tonight. One of the best things I’ve seen for ages, so good I now want to read the book.”

" We saw this play in Derry last night and we wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it. The production was imaginative and very true to the original story."

"Just a line to thank you both so much for coming to our school again to perform 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'. Whilst we are only a small school the students really did appreciate the performance. They got so much from it for their studies. Please keep us in mind for the future. The 'Titanic' project sounds good......."

         Sean Simington, Head Teacher, Eccles Hall, Norfolk.

The play premiered at The Yvonne Arnaud Mill, in Guildford, on September 29th, 2006 and has since been seen at the following theatres:

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Wilde Theatre, Bracknell

Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

Pitlochry Festival Theatre (2014, 2017)

Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead (2016, 2017, 2018)

Cranleigh Arts Centre

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Square Chapel, Halifax

Subscription Rooms, Stroud

Middlesborough Theatre

Limelight Arts Centre, Aylesbury

Queens Hall, Hexham

Phoenix Theatre, Bordon

Sarah Thorne Theatre, Boadstairs

Brookside Theatre, Romford

The Bierkeller, Bristol

Kings Lynn Arts Centre

Ifield Barn, Crawley

Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Eccleshall Theatre, Norfolk (2009,2011,2013,2015)

Royal College Of Surgeons, Edinburgh

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Carnegie Theatre, Dunfermline

Falkirk Town Hall

Cumbernauld Theatre

Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld

Stratherrick Hall, Gorthleck

Heron Theatre, Cumbria

Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Studio 1A Theatre, Bangor

Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry

Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick

Belfast Opera House Baby Grand

Playhouse Theatre Derry

Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim

Riverside Theatre, Coleraine

Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Courtyard Theatre, Newtownabbey (2007, 2017)

Haddo House, Aberdeen

Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills