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Thirteen-time Off West End Award-Nominated Arrows & Traps Theatre bring their critically-acclaimed modern twist to Robert Louis Stevenson's iconic gothic classic, reimagining it as a gripping political thriller set in the halls of American power.
This bold new adaptation stays true to the original text's themes, making it a great night of entertainment for fans for the novella, a thrilling and clear physicalisation for GCSE students of the text, and the perfect launching point for newcomers to the tale.
"The object of power is power." George Orwell
The President Of The United States has fallen, impeached for corruption and now awaits trial.
As the American senate slides into chaos, election fever grips the nation.
In the wake of yet another mass shooting, Senator Henry Jekyll, a bold, young, liberal independent, announces his candidacy to run for the Oval Office.
His one promise: to end America's toxic love affair with guns.
Emboldened by a landmark level of public support, and the backing of Big Pharma, Jekyll's victory seems almost inevitable.
However, as Voting Day draws ever nearer, Gabrielle Utterson, Jekyll's campaign manager grows increasingly suspicious of her senator's running mate - Mister Edward Hyde.
As the rumours and accusations multiply, Utterson must race to uncover exactly what power Hyde holds over Jekyll - before he becomes just one heartbeat away from the most powerful man in the free world.
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London SE4 2DH
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Will Pinchin as Henry Jekyll
Christopher Tester as Edward Hyde
Further casting to be announced
Based on the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson
Written by Ross McGregor
Director: Ross McGregor
Costume designer: Bryony J. Thompson
Lighting: Ben Jacobs
Sound: Alistair Lax
Production: Arrows & Traps Theatre