Lambert Jackson Productions have announced a workshop for a new production of Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn’s musical version of Jekyll and Hyde.
An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, it is loosely based on the 1886 classic novella 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson, the musical was originally conceived for the stage by Frank
Wildhorn and Steve Cuden and features iconic music by Frank Wildhorn and a chilling book by Leslie Bricusse.
Lambert Jackson said:
“We're thrilled to be bringing a new version of this classic musical to life. This workshop process will explore a darker, grittier side to the story, with the aim to reflect London as it is now - a place with a rich, diverse and enigmatic history. There could not be a better time than now to bring a show to London’s West End which is so intrinsically connected with the city itself and explores the effect that the court of public opinion can have on the divisions between us.”
Lambert Jackson have brought us some incredible theatre over the last couple of years. Highlights include bringing us countless streams when theatre was closed including The Last Five Years, Songs For A New World and BKLYN. Their talent extends to the stage where they have recently produced Cruise.
Frank Widhorn will be in London in January for sold out performances of Bonnie & Clyde at Theatre Royal Drury Lane as well as hosting his own concert 'Frank & Friends' at Cadogan Hall
Lambert Jackson, alongside original composer Frank Wildhorn and scriptwriter Alexander Dinelaris are workshopping this masterpiece with the following creative
Jonathan O’Boyle (Director)
Annabel Mutale Reed (Associate Director)
Leo Munby (Musical Director)
Sarah Golding (Movement Director/Choreographer)
Morgan Large (Set Design)
Jonny Dickie and Joshua Robins (Sound Design)
Emma Norman (Casting)
With the blessing of the legendary writer-composer Leslie Bricusse, the team will be working on an almost-complete revision of the book, a re-structuring of the storyline, modernising the much-loved orchestrations, and reworking the ending. With some of musical theatre’s most renowned songs, this new version will be presented in a workshop in April 2022.
Auditions will take place from Tuesday 11th – Friday 14th January in London with recalls at the end of January. The producers are actively committed to representation and inclusive casting. The production is proactively seeking applicants without regard to disability, race, age, colour, national origin, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis. Casting will be announced following the audition process.
For more information about auditions and casting, visit Spotlight on Friday 26th
This definitely looks like one to watch for the future. Let's hope following the workshop, we don't have to wait too long to see this on the stage.