Jekyll & Hyde
17th – 21st May 2016, 7.30pm
The Barn Theatre, Cirencester
Jekyll & Hyde is a musical thriller based on the novel The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Originally conceived for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, it features music written by Wildhorn, a book by Leslie Bricusse and lyrics by Wildhorn, Bricusse and Cuden.
Following a world premier in Houston, Texas, the musical embarked on a national tour of the United States prior to its Broadway debut in 1997. Many international productions have since been staged including two subsequent North American tours, two tours of te United Kingdom, a concert version and a re-vamped US tour in 2012 ahead of a 2013 revival on Broadway.
Wildhorn and Cuden had written the score in the late 1980s, producing a demo recording in 1986 with Chuck Wagner, Christopher Carothers, Tuesday Knight and Gillian Gallant, but it was not produced on Broadway to begin with due to financing. However a concept recording was made featuring Colm Wilkinson as Jekyll/Hyde and Linda Eder as Lucy Harris and Lisa Carew. The show was subsequently re-written by Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse and a world premiere production was announced for 1990 in Houston, Texas.
It broke box office records, played to sold-out house, and won acclaim from critics leading to the run being extended twice, finally closing in July 1990. The musical premiered on Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre on March 21, 1997. The musical played for an almost four-year run and became the longest running show in the history of the Plymouth Theatre, closing after 1,543 regular performances on January 7, 2001.
Gabriel John Utterson
Sir Danvers Carew
General Lord Glossop
Sir Archibald Proops
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Paul De Boer
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