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By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: January 02, 2014

By Gail Atkinson

GOOD VERSUS EVIL...James Hyland presents The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at The Met Studio

GOOD VERSUS EVIL...James Hyland presents The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde at The Met Studio

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A MULTI award-winning actor returns to The Met Studio with a one-man show guaranteed to have the audience on the edge of their seats.

Following the huge success of A Christmas Carol – As Told by Jacob Marley (Deceased) in The Met last month (December) multi award-winning actor/writer James Hyland (pictured) presents The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

The show takes a fresh approach to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of civilisation versus savagery, good versus evil.

During his final lecture on the duality of humankind, the respectable Dr Jekyll reveals his strange association with the mysterious Edward Hyde and the shocking truth about his identity.

He maintains that Hyde, unlike other human beings, is not only fundamentally evil but also the very definition of it.

Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 bogey tale has become part of the language when talking about the duality of human nature and this new ground-breaking one-man-show from Brother Wolf pulls no punches in conveying all the horror of Stevenson's novella.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was the winner of best male act at the Solo International Festival Of One Man Shows 2013.

Hyland has a reputation for fearless, Berkovian characterisations which lend his takes on classic literature a thrilling, chilling edge.

His Dickens adaptations have been uniformly celebrated and have received recognition from Her Majesty the Queen for their part in Dickensian scholarship.

Hyland can also be seen in Brit award-winning Tinie Tempah's celebrated music video Disappoint You, for which he wrote the dialogue as well as putting in an unforgettable performance as a corrupt cop.

The video won best urban video at the UK Music Video Awards 2011 and best music video at The London Independent Film Festival 2012.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde will be performed at The Met Studio next Friday and Saturday, (January 10 and 11) at 7.30pm. Tickets are £13 / £11 from the box office on 01785 254653.

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