February 25, 2014 Leave a comment
The Cecilian Society have seen themselves called into darker musical theatre territory as they prepare to perform Jekyll & Hyde’ the musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic novella ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’.
An incredibly successful show, having debuted on Broadway in 1997 and recently toured the UK with a cast headed by Marti Pellow, The Cecilian Society are proudly taking this dark and captivating musical to Glasgow’s Mitchell Theatre this week.
Clear directorial vision has ensured that The Cecilian Society’s production of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, although boldly innovative, is firmly rooted in an invaluable understanding of Stevenson’s original story. The Cecilian Society has produced over 100 shows to date; founded in 1952 and 61 years old at the end of October. The society has a diverse and impressive history, yet long standing member Ben Galloway identifies ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ as a show which sharply contrasts to the society’s recent endeavors: “It has been so exciting to see the society engage with such a different style…I believe the quality of this show signals the society’s immense versatility and creative potential!”
‘Jekyll & Hyde’ will take place in the Glasgow’s Mitchell Theatre from Wednesday the 26th February to Saturday the 1st March, with evening performances at 7.30pm and a matinee on the 1st at 2.30pm. Tickets are £13 (adult) and £8 (concession) when booked in advance (£15/£10 on the door).
For a sneak preview check out some rehearsal footage: