Big Finish Executive Producer Nick Briggs has written and directed a stage adaptation of the classic horror story Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde... and it's touring the UK now.
A savage murder is committed on the streets of Victorian London. The MP Sir Danvers Carew is the victim. There’s only one suspect — Mr Edward Hyde. But no one knows who he is.
Inspector Newcomen of Scotland Yard pursues his only lead. He brings in the respectable lawyer Gabriel Utterson for questioning. But this line of enquiry opens up a dark and horrifying mystery.
At the centre of this strange case is a man whose downright detestable nature sickens all who encounter him to the point of insanity. His malign influence is spreading like a deadly cancer — and Gabriel Utterson must struggle to discover the impossible truth of it all…
Jekyll and Hyde by Nicholas Briggs is a brand new dramatic adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It’s a character-driven, face-paced, chilling melodrama, designed to be rip-roaring, gripping entertainment with thrills and shocks along the way. The pace is fast and furious with fluid scene changes crashing one location into another as we follow Utterson on his disturbing journey as he unpicks the terrifying truth of Dr Jekyll’s tragedy.
There's a preview video of it here...
Many loyal Big Finish listeners have asked if Nick will be adapting this theatre production into an audio version for the Big Finish Classics range, and we're happy to report that the answer to that question is yes. It's available for pre-order here and will be released in December 2017.
Tour dates for the stage play are below, with links to the theatre websites for booking tickets.
Monday 9th - Saturday 14th May Theatre Royal, Windsor
Monday 23rd - Wednesday 25th May Playhouse Th., Weston super Mare
Wednesday 8th - Saturday 11th June Haymarket, Basingstoke
Monday 13th - Wednesday 15th June Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
Thursday 23rd - Saturday 25th June Palace Theatre, Newark
Tuesday 5th - Saturday 9th July Devonshire Park Th., Eastbourne
Tuesday 9th - Saturday 13th August Grand Theatre, Swansea
Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th August Buxton Opera House
Tuesday 23rd - Saturday 27th August Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Tuesday 6th - Saturday 10th September Grand Theatre, Blackpool
Monday 12th - Tuesday 13th September Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th Sept The Core at Corby Cube
Sunday 18th - Tuesday 20th September Assembly Hall Th., Tunbridge Wells
Wednesday 21st - Friday 23rd Sept Dundee Repertory Theatre
Friday 30th Sept - Saturday 1st Oct Marina Theatre, Lowestoft