Oxted Operatic Society, 23rd – 27th November
& Hyde is a truly fantastic modern musical, in the same genre as West
End blockbusters Sweeny Todd and Jack the Ripper, and with more than
just a feeling of Les Miserables. Frank Wildhorn combines a deeply lush
and richly vibrant musical score with some of Leslie Bricusse’s most
brilliant lyrics in creating such contemporary hits as, This Is The
Moment, Take Me As I Am, Someone Like You, Once Upon A Dream.
on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of good and evil, murder and
chaos run rampant and evil lurks around every corner in Victorian London,
but love and virtue put up a strong fight in this engaging thriller.
help by his peers and superiors in his life-long quest to separate the
two natures of man, Dr. Henry Jekyll resolves to experiment on himself
– resulting in success and disaster. The evil nature of Jekyll surfaces
as a separate identity, Edward Hyde, who seeks retribution on the members
of the Board of Governors. Caught in the cross-fire of Jekyll’s epic
internal struggle to keep his darker side under control are his fiancée,
Emma, her father, Sir Danvers, his best friend, John Utterson and Lucy,
a lady of the night.
show mixes together characters from both ends of the social spectrum,
songs and scenes that provide ample chills and thrills, and a main character
split between the extremes of morality. But are they really that separate...
"How do you tell evil from good?"
by Nigel Kemp, with musical direction from Graham Wright, this promises
to be one of the Society’s most memorable productions.
£10-£13 are available from Ticket Secretary (01883 714103) or after
2nd November from Ibbett Mosely (01883 712241)