Casting announced for Darlington Operatic Society’s production of Jekyll & Hyde

Darlington Operatic Society has announced the full casting of their upcoming blockbuster musical, “Jekyll & Hyde”.

Two members of the local theatre company, Julian Cound and Luke Oldfield, will share the title role of Dr Henry Jekyll (who transforms into Mr Edward Hyde) on alternate dates.

Beth Hopper will play the role of Emma Carew with Rhiannon Walker and Jessica Harrison sharing the role of Lucy Harris on alternate dates.

The cast will also include:

  • Christopher McCann as John Utterson
  • Jason Slater as Sir Danvers Carew
  • Peter Robson as Simon Stride
  • Brandon Gatley as Spider & Archibald Proops
  • Andrew Hamilton as the Bishop of Basingstoke
  • David Murray as Lord Glossop
  • Hannah Gawthorpe as Lady Beaconsfield
  • Alex Taylor-Garthwaite as Lord Savage

The ensemble cast includes: Edwin Taylor, Scott Campbell, Ben Fitzpatrick, Joshua Ashton, Baily Gascoigne, Caitlin Foster, Fran Charlton-Hague, Lizzie Curwen, Eleanor Grainger, Abbie Hand, Claire Hirst, Zoe Kent, Carolyn Lithgo, Grace Murray, Eve Murray, Naomi Potts, Natalie Robinson, Mehan Smith, Rosalind Stuart, Vicky Tickle, Hayley Walker, Claire Willmer and Hannah Winship.

Jekyll and Hyde - Luke Oldfield and Julian Cound
Luke Oldfield (left) and Julian Cound (right) will share the title role of Dr Henry Jekyll

The Darlington Operatic Society’s production of Jekyll & Hyde will be directed and choreographed by Joanne Hand alongside musical director Steven Hood. 

Hand said: “This has been one of the hardest sets of auditions to cast from.

“There is so much strength in the membership of the society that Steven and I had some very difficult decisions to make.

“To have eight men auditioning for the role of Jekyll is astounding and testament to the reputation of Darlington Operatic Society to continually attract talented performers, both male and female.” 

Jekyll & Hyde will run at Darlington Hippodrome from Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 to Saturday, November 2nd, 2019.

The performance on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 will be BSL interpreted and both Friday performances will be audio described.

Tickets are on sale now from the ticket hotline on 01325 244659 or online from the Darlington Operatic Society website.

Source: Darlington Operatic Society