If you think you know the story of Jekyll and Hyde from those old black and white horror flicks... think again.
A musical version of the classic story to be staged in Clitheroe next month casts a whole new light on this classic story, and will leave a lasting impression on you.
“Jekyll & Hyde The Musical” is being presented by Clitheroe Parish Church Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society from Saturday February 15th to Saturday the 22nd, and tickets are on sale now. While not as well-known as some West End musicals, it is a powerful tale and boast some great songs.
The story is about a man, desperate to save his father and improve humanity, by removing all man’s worst elements and leaving behind only the best. A quest, which, tragically, leads to his downfall and the death of all who have stood in his way.
The music and the songs in this dramatic and emotional show are amazing, not least the showstopping “This Is The Moment”. There are rousing numbers, like “Bring On The Men” and songs which tug at the heartstrings, like “A New Life”, “Once Upon A Dream” and “In His Eyes”. With lyrics by Leslie Bricusse (who wrote music and lyrics for Scrooge – The Musical and music for the Film Doctor Doolittle) and music by Frank Wildhorn, this could only be brilliant and unmissable.
There are some amusing, self-important characters and others dark and sinister. Every emotion is here. Every weakness of the human spirit and every triumph. There is love, hope and tragedy.
The show will be performed at the St Mary’s Centre, Church Street, Clitheroe, with nightly performances (except Sunday) at 7-30 pm and a 2-15 pm matinee on Saturday the 22nd. The box office at the centre is open every Tuesday from 10 am to noon and 7 to 8 pm, Thursday from 10 am to noon, Friday from 7 to 8 pm and Saturday from 10-30 to 11-30 am. Alternatively call the ticket hotline on 07974 323832 or order tickets via the group’s website at www.thopera.co.uk
Tickets range in price from £10 to £12 and there is a £30 family ticket (two adults, two children) for the matinee only.