Jekyll and Hyde Review

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A MUSICAL take on Stevensson’s gothic story will delight its audience.

Wet Wet Wet front man Marti Pellow dazzles in the dual role of Jekyll and Hyde, the man who drinks a potion and unleashes his dark side. The musical parts of the show are where he really shines and shows incredible range playing both Jekyll and Hyde.

But co-star Sabrina Carter as Lucy steals the show with a sympathetic performance. Her character is the most likeable of a strong cast where everyone stands out.

The whole show is operatic in style but people should not be put off by that description as it looks visually stunning. It’s an impressive achievement to make the dark streets of London look both beautiful and scary, but clever lighting and sets sell the illusion. The start of Act Two is very reminiscent of Jack the Ripper.

This show takes a few minutes to get going but once you are hooked, it will take you on a terrifying journey.

But this musical version is near perfect and reveals a much darker and truly compelling side to this classic tale.

Jekyll and Hyde the Musical is on at Milton Keynes Theatre until Saturday. For tickets, call the box office on 0844 871 7652.