Internationally Acclaimed Theatre Company Brings Chilling Victorian Tale to Penshurst Place

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Internationally acclaimed theatre company British Touring Shakespeare is set to return to the historic Penshurst Place in Kent with a thrilling performance of The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde’ on Friday, 28th June at 7pm (doors open from 5.30pm).



Artistic Director of British Touring Shakespeare, Andrew Hobbs, said: “We are thrilled to bring ‘The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde’ to Penshurst Place. This historic venue is the perfect setting for this chilling and suspenseful story. We look forward to sharing this unique experience with our Kent audience.”

Award-winning historian and writer David Hobbs MBE, co-adapter of ‘The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde,’ added: “We greatly enjoyed bringing Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale to life. Our adaptation aims to immerse audiences in the chilling atmosphere of Victorian horror, and the unique setting of Penshurst Place  with its rich history and stunning architecture, will enhance the experience for theatregoers.”

Megan Carter, who plays Cordelia Carew who leads the hunt for the elusive Mr Hyde, added: “Performing at Penshurst Place is a privilege. The surroundings are magical, and they add an extra layer of atmosphere to this thrilling tale. Audiences can expect a night of suspense and unforgettable entertainment.”

In 2020, British Touring Shakespeare were the first theatre company to stage live performances during the recovery from the pandemic at socially distanced outdoor venues around the UK with their outstanding tour of The Two Gentlemen Of Verona. In subsequent years they continued to spearhead the return of live entertainment for communities around the country with their acclaimed tours of Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Dracula, and The Hound of the Baskervilles. This year, British Touring Shakespeare once again ensures that the magic of outdoor theatre is a British tradition that people can continue to enjoy.

Tickets for ‘The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde’ at Penshurst Place on Friday, 28th June can be purchased at:

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