Project Description

Memories

Consulting Producer touring with the show daily for Jekyll and Hyde based on the work by Robert Louis Stevenson, conceived for the stage by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn, book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, opening in Seoul, South Korea at the Sejong Centre on August 28, 2009 and then toured 4 cities in Taiwan opening on June 17, 2010 at the Taipei National Theater (then onto T’ai-chung, T’ai-nan,  & Kao-hsiung).  Lead Producer was Tim Lawson.  Directed by John Diedrich, Choreographed by Jo-Anne Diedrich, Musical Direction by Peter Casey, Resident Direction by Siobhan Ginty, Conducted by Anne-Maree McDonald, Set Design by Pil Young Oh, Lighting Design by Nigel Levings,  Sound Design by Kook Hyun Kang, Costumes by Helen Radbone and Wigs by Sharon Case.   Starring Brad Little, Belinda Wollaston, Marina Ana Grange, Robert Bertram, Barry Langrishe, Philip Dodd, Lisa Bluthal, Caitlin Berry, Brianne Turk, Kirsten Hobbs, Madelaine Cain, Kristina McNamara, Kirby Burgess, Anthony Harvey, Tim Page, Hayden Tee, Todd Goddard, Colin Dean, Steve Judkins, Tod Strike, Chris Scalzo, Gerard Schneider, Andrew Connaghan, Adam Rennie, Simon Roborgh and Stephen Wheat.

Jekyll & Hyde is a rousing gothic musical based on the classic tale of good and evil. Murder and chaos run rampant and evil lurks around every corner, but love and virtue put up a strong fight in this engaging thriller.  Dr. Henry Jekyll, pursuing his life-long quest, endeavors to separate the two natures of man. Refused help by his peers and superiors, he begins experiments on himself with his formula. He meets with success, and shocking results.  The evil nature of Dr. Jekyll surfaces as a separate identity: Edward Hyde. Hyde begins murdering the members of the Board of Governors who previously refused assistance to Jekyll’s cause. Meanwhile Jekyll fights in vain to keep his darker half under control.  Caught in the cross-fire of this epic internal struggle are Jekyll’s fiancée, Emma Carew; her father, Sir Danvers; Jekyll’s best friend, John Utterson; and a prostitute named Lucy, who becomes entangled with Hyde.  This show mixes together characters from both ends of the social spectrum, songs and scenes that provide ample chills and thrills, and a main character split between the extremes of morality.