Jekyll and Hyde

A Derby Theatre and Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch Co-Production
Derby Theatre Productions
Friday 30 September 2022 - Saturday 22 October 2022

“If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also"

Dr Jekyll is well respected but when they make a momentous scientific discovery, it spins them into a double life in which inner demons threaten to take control.

In the streets of Victorian London, respectability is mixed with murder. As their two identities begin to blur, we are invited to delve into what makes the person tick. Why do the bystanders choose to let them get out of control, as they battle to defeat the monstrous alter-ego inside?

Derby Theatre and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch are delighted to join forces once again to bring Robert Louis Stevenson's extraordinary and iconic tale, Jekyll and Hyde to the stage in a thrilling new adaptation by acclaimed playwright, Neil Bartlett. 

"A dark and chillingly atmospheric adaptation from Neil Bartlett, Sarah Brigham and a fine ensemble cast" 
The Stage on Great Expectations at Derby Theatre

“An assured and sufficiently gripping production” ★★★★

London Theatre 1 on Macbeth at Derby Theatre and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch  

Derby Theatre - Friend


50% off on preview performances and £5 off the rest of the run (ticket bands A-B)

For Schools and Colleges

Schools: £11 (one free with every 10 purchased), 16-25 year olds: £5 on Friday evenings.

Schools' performances on:

Thursday 6 October, 10.30am

Tuesday 11 October, 10.30am

Tuesday 18 October, 10.30am

Schools' tickets: £11 (plus one free with every 10 purchased)

Jekyll and Hyde 


A brilliant chance for students to creatively explore this production.  We are joined by the playwright Neil Bartlett and the actors on stage to hear about their approach and to take on the suggestions of the students, replaying key moments of the show to give a deeper insight into characters and relationships. 

Helps GCSE students studying the novel. 

Duration: One hour (including a short break post performance) 

Date: Tuesday 18th October following the matinee in the auditorium 

Free when you book to see the show. 


Exploring the text 

Students will work with both script and improvisation to understand the features of this Gothic novel, exploring text, themes and characters 

Suitability:  KS3 - 5 

Duration:  Up to 2 hours 

Can be school or theatre-based subject to space availability 

For more information about Playback and Exploring the Text, please email

Additional Information

The performance on Tuesday 18 October at 18:00 will be filmed live with audience members present.

Accesible Information 

BSL Interpreted Performance: Saturday 15 October- 2.30pm, Friday 21 October- 7.30pm, 

Audio Described Performance with Touch Tour: Wednesday 12 October- 2.30pm, Saturday 22 October-2.30pm

Captioned Performance: Saturday 8 October- 7.30pm, Wednesday 19 October- 2.30pm 

Adapted by: Neil Barlett

Director: Sarah Brigham 

Sound Designer: Ivan Stott 

Designer: Jessica Curtis 

Lighting Designer: Simeon Miller 

Movement Director: Deb Pugh 


Prices from: £11 - £33.50