The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Created by Beth Flintoff and Rhum and Clay

Scripted by Beth Flintoff | Performed by Chris Harrison, Julian Spooner and Matthew Wells

The Watermill Theatre & Rural Tour, 2014

‘Superb acting, inspired direction and a comic sense of absurdity.’  The Stage

 ‘Conceived in collaboration with the Watermill’s outreach director Beth Flintoff, the show zippily condenses the story to some 85 minutes of action. Cheerily comic at the outset, with dazzling physicality from the trio of performers, all alumni of Jacques Lecoq’s celebrated Parisian school of mime, the action later takes on a creepily darker tone.’

The Oxford Times

 ‘The highly talented Rhum and Clay Theatre Company together with The Watermill’s Outreach Director Beth Flintoff have inventively adapted this classic story into an ingenious macabre play that’s filled with stunning theatrical creativity and a wonderful comic sense of the absurd. There is much fun in this play as well as powerful dramatic moments, strong physical theatre, clever shadow work all played with huge energy and at breathtaking speed. The Gothic unexpected ending caused a gasp from the hugely appreciative audience.’

The British Theatre Guide

 ‘Swiftly changing scenes are set with minimum use of props; countless characters, male and female, young and old, are introduced and switched between with ease through only their vast array of expressive faces and voices. The rough and tumble scenes impress through the men’s physical strength and precise choreography, and there was a stunning use of silhouettes.’

The Wiltshire Times