FOLLOWING recent successes with glamorous shows such as Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Top Hat and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Darlington Operatic Society is looking on the darker side for their current production – Jekyll & Hyde.

Based on the classic Gothic horror novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Jekyll & Hyde the musical was nominated for no less than four Tony awards when it first opened on Broadway in 1997. Now, after three US tours, two UK tours and a 2013 Broadway Revival, Jekyll & Hyde is coming to Darlington Hippodrome stage for a limited run from Wednesday 23 October to Saturday 2 November.

In an attempt to cure his father’s mental illness by separating ‘good’ from ‘evil’ in the human personality, talented physician Dr Henry Jekyll accidentally creates an alternate personality of pure evil – the self-named Mr Edward Hyde, who wreaks havoc on the city of London. Dr Jekyll races to find a cure for the demon he has created before Mr Hyde takes over forever.

With a chilling tale wrapped around a passionate story of love, lust and rage Jekyll & Hyde is an enthralling musical of dark deeds done in dark places to tingle your spine in the long, dark autumn nights.

With music reminiscent of Les Miserables and a storyline as thrilling and chilling as Sweeney Todd, Jekyll & Hyde is a must-see show for any theatre lover – drama or musicals. Jekyll & Hyde is full of drama, passion and fantastic music.

To be in with a chance of winning one of four pairs of tickets for the opening night of Jekyll & Hyde, simply answer the following question:

Who wrote the classic Gothic novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde?

Send your entries including address, telephone number and (if possible) email address to: Jekyll & Hyde Competition, The Northern Echo, Priestgate, Darlington DL1 1NF or email your entries to with Jekyll & Hyde in the subject line, to reach us by 5pm on Wednesday 16 October.

Each prize of a pair of tickets is valid for the 7.30pm performance on Wednesday 23 October at Darlington Hippodrome. The prize is non-transferable, no cash alternative is available and only valid for the above performance. Winners will be informed by telephone/email.

  • Jekyll & Hyde is at Darlington Hippodrome from Wednesday 23 October to Saturday 2 November. Tickets are available by calling the Ticket Hotline 01325 244659 or via the website