Riotous Retelling of Classic Tale Flirts Its Way Across NZ!

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

Riotous Retelling of Classic Tale Flirts Its Way Across NZ!

A Slightly Isolated Dog and Tour-Makers present

A completely reworked version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, the terrifyingly hilarious theatre-comedy production of Jekyll and Hyde flirts its way across NZ, killing it with laughter in 10 centres nationwide from 13 June – 11 July.

Joyful, positive, sexy, hilarious and clever. I could stay for hours.” – Pantograph Punch

This mad-cap rendition of Jekyll and Hyde celebrates the delightful darkness that exists within us all. This gloriously scary (yet sexy) adventure for the 21st Century introduces audiences to the most delightfully evil man alive: Mr Hyde, a man so evil he punches the cleaning lady, drop-kicks a precious kererū and yells ‘shark’ at the beach.

Jekyll is the man who washes and separates his recycling before putting it out. Hyde is the man who uses the last of the toilet roll and doesn’t replace it before leaving the bathroom. Who does that? Who is this mad man?!

Premiering in Wellington in 2017 Jekyll and Hyde met with raucous enthusiasm and sensational reviews. The playful retelling of Jekyll and Hyde is brought to life by a brilliantly talented cast of five; Susie Berry (winner, Best Female Newcomer Wellington Theatre Awards 2016), Andrew Paterson (An Awfully Big Adventure, Jeeves & Wooster), Jack Buchanan (When Sun & Moon Collide, Jeeves & Wooster), Jonathan Price (An Awfully Big Adventure, Don Juan), and Comfrey Sanders (Don Juan).

Wellingtonian’s delighted in the interactivity of Jekyll and Hyde’s premiere season, praising the show as; “highly entertaining and fresh exciting theatre,” “a thoroughly enjoyable theatrical experience,” and “a hilarious party.

A Slightly Isolated Dog have built a reputation for shaking up well-known stories and injecting their trademark outrageous physical comedy and twisted pop songs to the telling. Focused on removing the barriers between audiences and performers and revelling in the silliness of their stories, the fast, furious and irreverent performances are an antidote to passive theatre. The company took home an Excellence Award & People’s Choice Ensemble Award at the 2016 Auckland Theatre Awards for Don Juan; the show that nearly killed the last Metro Magazine Editor, Simon Wilson – “So…funny I almost died laughing”.

“…a high-octane, overly-charged show that defies many conventions of theatre” – Dominion Post.
Check out their trailer here:
Gather up your friends, lovers, and distant cousins, and prepare to unleash your inner monster!

Jekyll and Hyde plays:

HAMILTON, 15 – 16 June, The Meteor. Book from Meteor site.
ROTORUA,19 June, Energy Events Centre, Bay Trust Forum. Book at Ticketmaster
TAURANGA, 22-23 June, Baycourt Theatre X-Space. Book at Ticketek
HASTINGS, 26-27 June, Hastings Community Arts Centre, Book at Eventfinda
PALMERSTON NORTH, 29 June, Regent on Broadway, Book at TicketDirect
NELSON ,3 July, Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Book at TicketDirect
CHRISTCHURCH, 5-6 July, Isaac Theatre Royal. Book at Ticketek
OAMARU, 7 July, Book at TicketDirect
DUNEDIN, 10-11 July, Allen Hall Theatre, Otago University. Book at Eventfinda

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