Jekyll and Hyde to be performed at Lincoln Cathedral next year

Following the sell-out success of Jesus Christ Superstar, Lincoln Cathedral will open its doors once more in August 2017 with the Broadway bestseller ‘Jekyll and Hyde the musical’.

The cathedral hope this production will allow over 200 local people to join together to produce this musical hit in the Nave.

The Starring Lincoln Theatre Company blew audiences away for two years running with the sell-out performances of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Jekyll and Hyde show will run in August 2017, with tickets going on sale in the New Year.

This hit performance was written for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse based on the classic novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The musical is a much lighter take than the original gothic horror and explores the epic struggle of man between good and evil.

The powerful pop rock music charts the struggle of a doctor attempting to find a cure for his father’s mental illness, which goes drastically wrong and creates an alter ego who soon wreaks havoc on the streets of Victorian London.

Director, Ben Poole, who has agreed to resume his role as a volunteer producer and director, said: “It’s about building community, nurturing local talent and bringing a fresh generation of visitors to this beautiful building and city, all while raising much needed funds for the cathedral we love.

“At the moment we are looking for actors, dancers and singers and will be throwing open the doors again to anyone who wishes to take part.

“There will be an initial meeting in the main hall of the Priory Witham Academy school at 7pm on Thursday, September 22 and then rehearsals will begin the following Tuesday at the same venue and time.

“You can also email for further details.”

The Reverend Canon Dr Mark Hocknull, Chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral said: “The ‘Theatre in the Nave project’ in Lincoln Cathedral is a marvellous community event, bringing many different people together to use their gifts and talents.”

If you are interested in being a part of the show please register on the production company’s website.