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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Thu 27 October Thu 27 October

October 27th 2022

Cafe / Bar open from 18:00
Doors 19:30
Onstage from 20:00

Duration 70 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 11+

A compelling solo show based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Victorian novella. First published in 1886, “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” is a mystery tale about the inexorable conflict between good and evil. In this faithful adaptation Stevenson’s gripping narrative is brought vividly to life through a combination of powerful story-telling and masterful character creation. (Adapted and performed by Mark Stratford).

Gabriel John Utterson is Henry Jekyll’s lawyer and most trusted friend. Deeply concerned by a strange clause in his friend’s will, Utterson feels compelled to investigate the sinister Edward Hyde – Jekyll’s unlikely protégé.

Convinced that Jekyll and Hyde’s relationship is founded on blackmail, Utterson embarks on a quest to learn more, but – as he does so – he finds the truth to be far worse than he could have ever imagined.

Set in Victorian London, in a large meeting room at Scotland Yard, Utterson and Inspector Newcomen recount the climactic events that unfolded at Jekyll’s house the night before and, in so doing, explain the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde…

“A wonderful theatrical experience” (Herts Advertiser)

“Stratford’s stellar performance carries the play” (The Reviews Hub, Brighton Fringe)
“Stratford is a master in the art of creating characters”(Broadway Baby, Brighton Fringe)

“This faithful interpretation should prove attractive to aficionados of the genre and newcomers alike.(Broadway Baby, Brighton Fringe)

“As the story unfolds, we begin to see moments of Mr Hyde, and from here on in we are well and truly hooked” (Views from the Gods, Camden Fringe)

“One man shows, done well, are absorbing and showcase  actors at the top of their game; if not they risk being entertaining for the wrong reasons. Thankfully, Stratford’s performance is so good it belongs in the former category…a faithful and well-acted version of a classic which retains a relevance to the modern day” (Remote Goat, Camden Fringe)



£12 advance*
£14 on the door


CAFE/BAR OPEN from 18:00 for drinks & dining

Pre-book your meal when you purchase your tickets.

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Salami, Chorizo, Prosciutto Ham, Sundried Tomatoes, Hummus, Olives, Pickles, Apple, Crisps, Ciabatta, Carmelised Onion Chutney, and Salad.

Platter for One – £9.00
Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £1.75

Sharing Platter for Two – £17.95
Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £3.50

Falafel, Hummus, Sundried Tomatoes, Olives, Pickles, Apple, Crisps, Ciabatta, Caramelised Onion Chutney, and Salad. (VGN)

Platter for One – £8.50 (VGN)
Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £1.75 (V)

Sharing Platter for Two – £16.50 (VGN)
Add Cheese (Cheddar and Brie) £3.50 (V)

*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.