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‘Compelling’ Jekyll and Hyde on this week

 

When it comes to acting challenges, the role of an iconic figure with split personalities and demonic tendencies probably comes close to the top of the list.

But in the Company of Ten’s upcoming production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, local actor Mark Waghorn is taking this to another level – by playing not only the mild-mannered doctor and his evil alter ego but also a host of other characters.

Waghorn, who adapted the story for the stage, is in fact the only player in the hour-long show, which commanded rave reviews last summer, both at the Maltings Arts Theatre in July and at the Camden Fringe Festival in August.

In fact, the Herts Ad review was hugely complimentary, saying, ‘So compelling was Mark’s performance that for long periods you could have heard a pin drop in the theatre… he was outstanding.’

Tickets for this unique performance, which takes place this Thursday and Friday (April 23 and 24) can be booked online here.

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