Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The creative team behind The Picture of Dorian Gray is back with a dazzling revival of a classic mystery.

8 Aug - 3 Sep 2022

Roslyn Packer Theatre

The Play

★★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★★ Time Out
★★★★½ Limelight

STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted and directed by Kip Williams

A classic mystery, a dazzling transformation

The award-winning creative team behind the sold-out smash hit The Picture of Dorian Gray returns with another vivid adaptation of a Gothic classic, transformed for the stage through engrossing live video. Written and directed by STC Artistic Director Kip Williams, this spellbinding adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s mystery for the ages is set to be an unmissable production on the cutting edge of theatrical and cinematic design.

Penned by one of the English language’s greatest writers, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde follows London lawyer Gabriel Utterson as he attempts to unravel the mysteries surrounding his friend Dr Henry Jekyll and the shadowy new presence in his life: Mr Edward Hyde. One of the most gripping and intricate tales ever told, this chilling detective story has captivated artists and audiences alike for generations.

Two virtuosic actors – Matthew Backer (Cloud Nine, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Chimerica) and Ewen Leslie (Julius Caesar, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The War of the Roses) – will perform all the roles in the thrilling chronicle of the doomed and divided Jekyll, the rapacious Hyde, and the transfixed Utterson, caught in between, in a dazzling production that will blur the lines between good and bad, the self and the other, the public and the private, and the artist and the audience.

Approx. duration 1hr 50mins (no interval). Subject to change. More info.
Content Themes and depictions of violence including violence towards children, horror, drug use and suicide; use of theatrical smoke and haze, and theatrical blood. Subject to change. More info. 


VISITOR SAFETY INFORMATION

This production will proceed at 100% capacity. The safety of our audiences, artists and staff is of paramount importance. We’ve implemented extensive safety and hygiene measures which are regularly updated in line with NSW Government guidelines. This is an evolving situation and our COVID-19 safety protocols are subject to change. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit.


TICKET INFORMATION

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Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $116
Adult A Reserve $110
Seniors cardholder $105
Pensioner/Student $80
Under 30 $58
Preview $58

Mini Package prices
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $116
Adult B Reserve $111
Seniors cardholder $111
Pensioner/Student $84
Under 30 $61

Friday & Saturday performances
A Reserve $122
B Reserve $116

Preview performances
All tickets $61

Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $123
Adult B Reserve $117
Seniors card holder $117
Concession $89
Under 30 $65

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve $129
B Reserve $123

Preview performances
All tickets $65

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket & Mini Package bookings: no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

Prices are correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

DATES

Previews 8 – 9 Aug 2022
Season 11 Aug – 3 Sep 2022

Performance start times
Preview performances 7.30pm
In-season evening performances Mon & Tue 6.30pm; Wed – Sat 7.30pm
Matinee performances Wed 1pm; Sat 1.30pm

Approx. duration 1hr 50mins (no interval). Subject to change. More info.


TICKET INFORMATION

Book an Act 2 ticket package of 2 or more plays to save on tickets, pay no fees and more.

Book-now-button-200x40

Single tickets to this play are on sale now.

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $116
Adult A Reserve $110
Seniors cardholder $105
Pensioner/Student $80
Under 30 $58
Preview $58

Mini Package prices
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $116
Adult B Reserve $111
Seniors cardholder $111
Pensioner/Student $84
Under 30 $61

Friday & Saturday performances
A Reserve $122
B Reserve $116

Preview performances
All tickets $61

Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $123
Adult B Reserve $117
Seniors card holder $117
Concession $89
Under 30 $65

Fri & Sat performances
A Reserve $129
B Reserve $123

Preview performances
All tickets $65

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket & Mini Package bookings: no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

Prices are correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Concession, seniors and under 30 tickets
Suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets and at the venue, such as your concession or proof of age card. Alternatively, you may email a copy of your identification to [email protected] Please quote your booking reference number.

Access requirements
For specific access requirements, please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 to book your seats. More info.

Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket sellers for this event is Sydney Theatre Company. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. More info.


SCHOOLS PERFORMANCES

Wed 31 Aug, 11.30am
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Adapter & Director Kip Williams
Designer Marg Horwell
Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Composer Clemence Williams
Sound Designer Michael Toisuta
Video Designer David Bergman
Assistant Video Director Sarah Hadley
Video Editor Susie Henderson
Associate Director Ian Michael
Fight Director Nigel Poulton
Voice & Text Coach Charmian Gradwell

With
Matthew Backer, Ewen Leslie

Understudy
Gabriel Fancourt

Marketing image Rene Vaile

This listing is updated as cast and creatives are confirmed in the lead-up to the production, and if there are any changes to the team. Ensure you have the most up-to-date information about each play by opting in to our enewsletter.

INSIGHT EVENTS 

We offer a range of free and ticketed events designed to give you further insight into our plays. Find out more about our Insight Events.

Pre-season Briefing
Mon 25 Jul, 6.15pm
Wharf 2 Theatre

Night with the Artists
Mon 15 Aug, post-show
Mon 22 Aug, post-show

REVIEWS

★★★★★ "We sit spellbound...a reaction of wonderment to the mind-boggling virtuosity" (Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★★ "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a triumph; a literary classic made fresh by some of the most talented theatre makers in the country" (Time Out

★★★★½ "Another…tour de force from an auteur director" (Limelight)

★★★★½ "Actors Matthew Backer and Ewen Leslie are highly impressive…to see them in action is to witness a kind of superhuman power in motion" (Suzy Goes See)

"Williams’s cine-theatre form, a fusion of live action, live video and pre-recorded video, makes all sorts of magic possible" (The Australian)

"Jaw-droppingly impressive" (Concrete Playground)

 "A production to satisfy Sydney’s darkest imaginings" (The Conversation

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