jeckell and hyde largeAfter the sell-out success of last year’s The Phantom Of The Opera, the Gala Theatre Stage School (GTSS) will bring gripping thriller Jekyll & Hyde – The Musical to the Gala

Theatre from Saturday July 9 to Wednesday July 13 with daily performances at 7:30pm and a 2:30pm matinee performance on Wednesday.

Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a score from multi- Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn & double Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde – The Musical has mesmerised audiences the world over.

Described by Director Kate Sorahan as “spine tingling” – it’s an evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil. The classic story follows a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart.

Convinced the cure for his father’s mental illness lies in the separation of man’s evil nature indefinitely, Dr Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage and maniacal Mr Edward Hyde.

Charlotte George, who has been part of GTSS for 8 years and will be playing the part of Lucy Harris, says “I’m feeling absolutely over the moon personally, because not only is it a lead part in the show it’s one of my favourite parts of all time. It’s a massive honour to be able to play the role.”

Georgia Lennon, who took on the role of Christine Daae in last years The Phantom Of The Opera returns to the stage to play one of the lead roles – Emma Carew, Dr Jekyll’s innocent fiancée.

Tickets for the Saturday July 9 performance are £15. Regular tickets for other performances are £16.50 (£15 concession or groups of ten or more). They can be purchased in person from the Gala Theatre Box Office, online at www.galadurham.co.uk or by calling 03000 266 600.

Gala Theatre is a Durham County Council venue.