The musical thriller “Jekyll and Hyde,” featuring familiar local actors, will be staged at the Prospect Playhouse starting next month.
Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” the musical is set in 1880s London and tells the story of a scientist, Dr. Henry Jekyll, who creates an alternate personality in an attempt to cure his father’s illness. The result is Mr. Hyde, an evil alter ego who causes violence and destruction as he attempts to separate the bad parts of mankind from the good.
The show is directed by Teri Quappe, who will also play the role of Lucy Harris, a prostitute who falls in love with Jekyll. Quappe says she has been keen to stage the thriller since she heard the play’s music as a teenager.
“The show will appeal to people that love drama, people that want to be drawn into the world of Dr. Jekyll and the darkness of Mr. Hyde,” Quappe says. “This is a show that we have never seen the like of before at the Prospect Playhouse, from the caliber of talent on and off stage to the sets and costumes.”
The Cayman Drama Society production includes actors Dominic Wheaton in the title roles; Sophie Gough as Jekyll’s determined fiancée Lisa; David Verhoeven, as Jekyll’s best friend, conscience and lawyer; and Adam Cockerill as Simon Stride.
Other cast members include Rick Glass, Barrie Quappe, Neil Hamaty, Adam Roberts, Vijay Singhera and Jacoline Frank. The show will feature a live orchestra, rock band and singers directed by local musicians Chuck and Barrie Quappe of Sea N’ B.
The musical will be staged Sept. 18 to Oct. 11, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, $15 for students. Call 938-1998, or email [email protected] Please note, due the show’s adult content, a 14 and over rating has been applied.