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Q&A video: Why did Arrows & Traps reset Jekyll & Hyde during the US presidential race?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Special Events, Ticket recommendations, Touring, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Arrows & Traps’ 18th production in its five-year history is also its tenth at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre, where it is now an associate company, and its third in a Gothic trilogy. And it’s a corker.

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‘The total theatrical package’: THE STRANGE CASE OF JEKYLL & HYDE – Brockley Jack Studio Theatre & Touring ★★★★★

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Arrows & Traps’ track record adapting classics is second to none, and with this new production of The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde Ross McGregor has created something startlingly modern and original that still embraces its Victorian origins.

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‘Everyone gets their moment to shine’: THE RECRUITING OFFICER – Old Red Lion Theatre ★★★★

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Possessing the wit of Wilde and the sexual frankness of a Restoration play, George Farquhar’s The Recruiting Officer has been a firm favourite since its first performance in 1706. Jenny Eastop’s latest production is set in present-day Shrewsbury, and from the off, the satirical nature of the original is present.