About the show
There’s two sides to every story in Jekyll And Hyde at Ambassador’s Theatre.
The National Youth Theatre presents a new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella Jekyll And Hyde.
Readers first got their hands on Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in 1886. The Victorian work of Gothic fiction opens with a lawyer becoming suspicious about links between the respectable Dr Jekyll and the monstrous Mr Hyde. The story looks at human nature and the connection between good and evil. Studied by many at GCSE level, the book has become famous for its central motif of two personalities in the same body.
Evan Placey adapts the Gothic tale for the stage, while Roy Alexander Weise directs this imaginative recreation. The rising star director won the 2016 James Menzies-Kitchin Award. Later the same year, he directed Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop at the Young Vic, earning much acclaim.
As part of their West End season for 2017, the National Youth Theatre will also perform Othello. The NYT and celebrated theatre company Frantic Assembly collaborate on that production. The show will also be staged at the Ambassadors Theatre.
The National Youth Theatre launched in 1956. It is the world’s oldest youth theatre. A huge number of now-famous actors have started their careers with the organisation. Recognisable names include Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig, Colin Firth, Rosamund Pike and also Day-Lewis.
Suitable for ages 13 and over.
Jekyll And Hyde runs at the Ambassador’s Theatre from 27 September – 6 December 2017.
Map & Location
The Ambassadors Theatre
West StreetSohoWC2H 9ND