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Sell A Door Theatre to produce ‘steampunk’ Jekyll and Hyde for UK tour

Promotional image for Jekyll and Hide. Photo: Matthew Smith
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Sell A Door Theatre has announced a new London production of Jekyll and Hyde that will tour across the UK.

Adapted by Jo Clifford, the new “steampunk” interpretation will be set in an “alternative London of the future”, with Dr Jekyll as a cancer specialist.

Steampunk is a genre of fiction in which steam power has regained mainstream use in society, and often features Victorian-era styling and clockwork imagery.

Speaking about the adaptation, Clifford said: “I love Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It’s such a brilliant piece of writing. It’s given me so much pleasure to adapt the story for Sell A Door, and I hope my play gives audiences huge pleasure, as well as plenty to think about”.

Jekyll and Hyde will run at Greenwich Theatre in London from February 11 to 14 – with a press night on February 12 – before embarking on a 33-date national tour.

Casting and creatives are yet to be announced.

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