Horror this Halloween with Jekyll and Hyde

Interalia Theatre are presenting Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Interalia Theatre are presenting Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
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A troubled scientist finds a way to split away from his evil side in the classic tale of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

And the horror story has been given a makeover by Interalia Theatre, which is performing it at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, from Tuesday until Thursday.

It was written by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886, and the group has added its own characters to the stage adaptation.

Writer and director, Mark Harold, says: ‘It’s a story that is still fresh. In fact, it still influences so much of our popular culture today, from everything from Batman and Doctor Who, to crime dramas and musicals.

‘When I was writing this new take on it, I watched loads of old film versions and re-watched Carry On Screaming and Airplane to help with the strong comedic tone.’

The production is also at Hayling Island Station Theatre next Friday. Tickets: £9 to £10 from Ferneham Hall, Fareham, on (01320) 231942 or go to fernehamhall.co.uk.