Two compelling solo shows written and performed by Mark Stratford. The first is a mystery tale that explores the inexorable conflict between good and evil. The second, laced with humour, drama and emotion, tells the story of William Charles Macready, one of the greatest actor-managers of the 19th century. Stratford’s powerful storytelling and masterful character creation bring both tales to life in a vivid and compelling way.
Please note that The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is on the 12 March 2022, 8pm, and Drama King is on the 13 March 2022, 2.30pm.
View a trailer for The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, or a trailer for Drama King.
What critics said about The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde:
“A wonderful theatrical experience” – Herts Advertiser
“Stratford’s stellar performance carries the play” – The Reviews Hub (Brighton Fringe)
“Stratford is a master in the art of creating characters” – Broadway Baby (Brighton Fringe)
“This faithful interpretation should prove attractive to aficionados of the genre and newcomers alike” – Broadway Baby (Brighton Fringe)
“As the story unfolds, we begin to see moments of Mr Hyde, and from here on in we are well and truly hooked” – Views from the Gods (Camden Fringe)
“One man shows, done well, are absorbing and showcase actors at the top of their game; if not they risk being entertaining for the wrong reasons. Thankfully, Stratford’s performance is so good it belongs in the former category… A faithful and well-acted version of a classic which retains a relevance to the modern day” – Remote Goat (Camden Fringe)
What critics said about Drama King:
“It is a joy to see Stratford take on the many roles and voices… Stratford’s remarkable ability to tell Macready’s story and create characters brings it all to life” – Broadway Baby (Brighton Fringe 2021)
“Stratford’s great gift is to equally inhabit the life and soul of Macready…Drama King shows us the many ups and downs of Macready’s career and it’s gripping to watch” – GScene (Brighton Fringe, 2021)
Please note that the wearing of masks at the Abbey Theatre, unless you are exempt, remains mandatory during the show. Thank you for your understanding.
Dates and times
Saturday 12 March, 8:00pm
(The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde)
Sunday 13 March, 2:30pm