A mad-cap rendition of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel Jekyll and Hyde comes to the stage in Hamilton celebrating the delightful darkness within us all.
Described as a gloriously scary (yet sexy) adventure for the 21st Century the show introduces audiences to the most delightfully evil man alive — Mr Hyde, a man so evil he punches the cleaning lady, drop-kicks a precious kererū and yells 'shark' at the beach.
Jekyll is the man who washes and separates his recycling before putting it out. Hyde is the man who uses the last of the toilet roll and doesn't replace it before leaving the bathroom.
Who does that? Who is this madman?!
Premiering in Wellington in 2017 Jekyll and Hyde met with raucous enthusiasm and sensational reviews.
The playful retelling of Jekyll and Hyde is brought to life by a talented cast of five — Susie Berry (winner, Best Female Newcomer Wellington Theatre Awards 2016), Andrew Paterson (An Awfully Big Adventure, Jeeves & Wooster), Jack Buchanan (When Sun & Moon Collide, Jeeves & Wooster), Jonathan Price (An Awfully Big Adventure, Don Juan), and Comfrey Sanders (Don Juan).
Wellingtonians delighted in the interactivity of Jekyll and Hyde's premiere season, praising the show as; "highly entertaining and fresh exciting theatre," "a thoroughly enjoyable theatrical experience," and "a hilarious party".
Jekyll and Hyde is presented by A Slightly Isolated Dog Theatre Company, as part of its national tour.
The theatre company has built a reputation for shaking up well-known stories and injecting their trademark outrageous physical comedy and twisted pop songs to the telling.
Focused on removing the barriers between audiences and performers and revelling in the silliness of their stories, the fast, furious and irreverent performances are an antidote to passive theatre.
The Meteor has a group booking discount that takes tickets down from $35 to $28 for groups of six or more. See this completely reworked version of Jekyll and Hyde at The Meteor on June 15 and 16. Book now on TheMeteor.co.nz