Phil Daniels to star in Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde in Edinburgh

Quadrophenia star Phil Daniels will lead the company in the titular role of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh (Tuesday 10-Saturday 14 April 2018) in a new production, adapted by David Edgar and directed by Kate Saxon.

A twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars Daniels as both Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

“I’m playing Jekyll as a posh Edinburgh doctor and Hyde as a Glaswegian,” says the 59-year-old actor. I’m burying myself in all that, getting deep into characters. You have to put the work in.

“Although I don’t get deep enough to go around murdering people, of course.”

In a secret experiment, the upright and respectable Dr Henry Jekyll splits his personality into two, releasing the fiendish and murderous Edward Hyde.

As Hyde brings about mayhem, terror and death in foggy London, can Jekyll find a way to suppress his monstrous alter-ego, before it takes him over for good?

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Tuesday 10 to Saturday 14 April 2018,  King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Edinburgh, evenings 7.30pm; matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm. £18-£31.50. Tickets can be booked on 0131 529 6000 or online at www.edtheatres.com/jekyllandhyde

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