Jekyll & Hyde opens 2017

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
New company B2 explore the dark side

The first new production opening in Edinburgh in 2017 will be Jekyll & Hyde – the Musical the first show by new youth musicals company B2 Productions.

The company will be staging Jekyll & Hyde from Wednesday 4 January for four performances only at the Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre, up at Goldenacre.

The cast of B2 Productions’ Jekyll & Hyde. Photo: Mark Gorman

Formed as a spin-off company from Forth Children’s Theatre, B2’s first members come from among the 17 leavers from FCT this summer – following its five-star sell-out fringe production of Jesus Christ Superstar (Æ’s review: ★★★★★ Divine).

The new company was started by Claire Stewart and Kerry-Anne Dougan in October. They have been the long-term director and musical director of FCT, and their aim with the company for the moment is to push the darker side of musical theatre.

B2’s first production, Jekyll & Hyde, fits the bill perfectly. Stewart and Dougan staged it with FCT back in 2008, and are now going to give it a cabaret setting as they explore its dark side further.

Using Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella as its source material, the 1990s musical by Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn tells of an epic battle between good and evil in the story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart.

The production will play for four performances only at St Serf’s, running Wednesday to Friday evenings, with a matinee on Saturday 7 January 2017.

Membership of B2 Productions is open to 16 to 25 year-olds, while FCT membership is open to youngsters aged 10 to 18.

Listings & Links

Jekyll & Hyde the Musical
Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre, 1a Clark Road, EH5 3BD
Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 January 2017
Weds – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm only.
Ticket details on event facebook page: www.facebook.com

B2 Productions on Facebook: B2-Productions-171760213234168/
B2 Productions on Twitter: @B2Productions1

FCT website: https://forthchildrenstheatre.wordpress.com

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