by Peter Griffith, based on the novel by Robert L. Stevenson
Dr. Jekyll is a respectable London doctor. Edward Hyde is a vicious murderer. What can be the connection between these two very different men? Jekyll’s friend Utterson knows that there is some mystery involved: but he does not suspect the horryfying truth – that Jekyll and Hyde are the same man!
Inside Jekyll’s head, goodness and evil struggle for dominance. What dreadful deeds is the bestial Mr. Hyde capable of? – and will it be possible for Jekyll to resume his goodness, once he has given in to temptation of becoming Hyde?
White Horse Theatre's production presents the dramatic unfolding of the mystery as Utterson gradually discovers the extraordinary truth; and at the same time it shows the struggle inside Jekyll/Hyde – a struggle which every human being knows, but which no-one has so memorably expressed as Robert Louis Stevenson in his famous novel.
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Extract from the script 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'
|Utterson:||I have a story to tell at which my soul sickens. My life is shaken to its roots – sleep has left me! The deadliest terror sits by me at all hours of the day and night...|
|Vice:||Taste the delight of unnatural vices...|
|Virtue:||Rejoice in the glow of charitable deeds...|
|Vice:||Drinking luxurious pleasure with bestial avidity...|
|Virtue:||Cultivate nobleness of spirit...surrounded by good friends...|
|Vice:||Turn your savage energies to glorious, monstrous depravity...|
|Virtue:||Follow your generous and pious aspirations...|
|Vice:||Secretly indulge the appetites...pamper them...|
|Jekyll:||I stand already committed to a profound duplicity of life. I cannot escape it. Man is not truly one, but truly two.|