Jekyll and Hyde at The Me­teor

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A mad-cap ren­di­tion of the classic Robert Louis Steven­son novel Jekyll and Hyde comes to the stage in Hamilton this week­end, cel­e­brat­ing the de­light­ful dark­ness within us all.

De­scribed as a glo­ri­ously scary (yet sexy) ad­ven­ture for the 21st Cen­tury the show in­tro­duces au­di­ences to the most de­light­fully evil man alive — Mr Hyde, a man so evil he punches the clean­ing lady, drop-kicks a pre­cious kereru and yells ‘shark’ at the beach.

Jekyll is the man who washes and sep­a­rates his re­cy­cling be­fore putting it out. Hyde is the man who uses the last of the toi­let roll and doesn’t re­place it be­fore leav­ing the bath­room. Who does that? Who is this mad­man?!

Premier­ing in Welling­ton in 2017, The Slightly Iso­lated Dog pro­duc­tion of Jekyll and Hyde met with rau­cous en­thu­si­asm and sen­sa­tional re­views.

The play­ful retelling of Jekyll and Hyde is brought to life by a tal­ented cast of five — Susie Berry (win­ner, Best Female New­comer Welling­ton Theatre Awards 2016), An­drew Paterson (An Aw­fully Big Ad­ven­ture, Jeeves & Wooster), Jack Buchanan (When Sun and Moon Col­lide, Jeeves & Wooster),

Jonathan Price (An Aw­fully Big Ad­ven­ture, Don Juan), and Com­frey San­ders (Don Juan).

Welling­to­ni­ans de­lighted in the in­ter­ac­tiv­ity of Jekyll and Hyde’s

pre­miere sea­son, prais­ing the show as; “highly en­ter­tain­ing and fresh ex­cit­ing theatre,” “a thor­oughly en­joy­able the­atri­cal ex­pe­ri­ence,” and “a hi­lar­i­ous party“.

Now Jekyll and Hyde is pre­sented by A Slightly Iso­lated Dog Theatre Com­pany as part of its na­tional tour.

The theatre com­pany has built a rep­u­ta­tion for shak­ing up well-known stories and in­ject­ing their trade­mark out­ra­geous phys­i­cal com­edy and twisted pop songs to the telling. Fo­cused on re­mov­ing the bar­ri­ers be­tween au­di­ences and per­form­ers and rev­el­ling in the silli­ness of their stories, the fast, furious and ir­rev­er­ent per­for­mances are an an­ti­dote to pas­sive theatre.

■ Jekyll and Hyde at The Me­teor, June 15 and 16, 7.30pm. Book now at www.TheMe­

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