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First Aussie Production Of Jekyll & Hyde To Hit Stages

By Krisinda Merhi June 25, 2019

With some familiar faces. 

Two of Australia’s most popular musical theatre performers, Anthony Warlow and Jemma Rix will star in the first Australian concert production of Jekyll & Hyde. 

The concert will be in Melbourne and Sydney for one night only: Friday, 25 October and Saturday, 2 November 2019 respectively. 

“I am thrilled to have been invited to recreate the music and lyrics of Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse for this 25th-anniversary celebration of Jekyll & Hyde,” said actor Anthony Warlow.

“After reimagining these iconic characters for the concept recording, I look forward to bringing Frank’s ‘Gothic Musical’ to the Australian stage in these concert performances.” 

Based on The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Jekyll & Hyde is a tale of tantalising suspense about the duplicity of human nature: restraint and transgression, brutality and civility – a singularly compelling story of Victorian dread. 

The Melbourne production will be accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, while the Sydney International Orchestra will take on the score in Sydney.

Jekyll & Hyde features a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn with the book and lyrics by double Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse.

Frank Wildhorn composed the international number one hit song for Whitney Houston, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, and his musical theatre credits include Cyrano de Bergerac, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Leslie Bricusse has written such musical hits as Stop the World – I Want to Get Off, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Doctor Doolittle. 

For ticketing and general information visit concertworks.com.au/jekyll.

Images: Supplied / Brinkhoff Mögenburg.