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Premiere of British musical The Man Inside starring Dave Willetts

The Man InsideTheatrica Ltd, in association with Cheltenham Everyman Theatre is delighted to announce the World Premiere of new British musical The Man Inside starring Dave Willetts, which will play at the Landor Theatre from Wednesday 12th March to Saturday 29th March 2014, following previews at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre.

Free the good in man and let it fly…
These are the words spoken by eminent doctor and scientist Dr Jekyll, whose life’s work is devoted to helping those in turmoil. Through research and development he holds a mirror to those who pursue self interest and personal desires by means of crime or terror, then choose to blame society for their actions. But when his experiments start taking him to increasingly dark places, will he be able to hold on to the goodness he believes in, or will he be lost to a world of deception, self indulgence and secret passions? A contemporary re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Man Inside is a provocative, disturbing  and unexpected new musical set between two conflicting worlds; reality or imagination, good or evil, victim or madman?

The complex character of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde will be brought to life by Evening Standard Award winner Dave Willetts, who for over 25 years has been one of the UK’s leading musical theatre stars. He was the first person in the world to have played both the roles of Jean Valjean and The Phantom in the West End’s two longest running musicals Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera. Other notable credits include leading roles in Aspects of Love at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Sunset Boulevard at the Comedy Theatre, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Theatre Royal Haymarket, UK Tours of South Pacific and 42nd Street, Sweeney Todd at Leicester Haymarket, Ragtime at the Piccadilly Theatre and the 25th Anniversary production of Cats.

The Man Inside has music by Tony Rees and book and lyrics by Tony Rees and Gary Young, with additional material by Dave Willetts and orchestrations by Matheson Bayley. It is directed by Robert McWhir, with musical direction by Matheson Bayley. It is produced by Theatrica Ltd. in collaboration with The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.

Wednesday 12th March to Saturday 29th March 2014

70 Landor Road, London SW9 9PH
Performances: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 3.00pm
Tickets: £20
Box Office: 020 7737 7276


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