Jekyll & Hyde
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Reinvention of Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll & Hyde written by Evan Placey
Guardian 5 star Review:
'With echoes of Frank Wedekind, Martin McDonagh and Black Mirror, this is a playful, promiscuous retelling. Directed by Tessa Walker and strikingly designed in hues of orange and black by Cecilia Carey, the cast of 17 rule the stage. Not only through what they do – playing multiple roles, briskly changing scenes, becoming a physical ensemble to signal transformations – but also through what they say. Retributive acts of extreme violence go unpunished. When change is too slow, things must be destroyed so that they can be built anew. The violence seems just and perfectly appropriate. .... this is thrilling stuff'.