Seek out Hyde at Charter

Preston's College production of Jekyll & Hyde The Musical Tom Taylor as Mr Hyde
Preston's College production of Jekyll & Hyde The Musical Tom Taylor as Mr Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde will stalk the stage of Preston’s Charter Theatre again this week when the city’s college students revive a production first staged here by Imagine Theatre Company several years ago.

Preston College Performing Arts perform the grisly gothic musical from this Wednesday to Saturday.

An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, the production is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart.

Convinced the cure for his father’s mental illness lies in the separation of man’s evil nature from his good, Dr Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. 

Here is a chance to catch some stars of the future in this classic gothic tale with a rock music score. Tickets £10 adult, £8 concs, £30 family.

Box office: 0844 844 7710 or www.prestonguildhall.com.