We have some extremely talented drama and theatrical societies in North Canterbury who are constantly coming up with musicals, shows and comedies to keep us entertained all year round. Keep an eye on this page for the most up to date list of shows in the Waimakariri.
Directed and presented by the talented folk from the North Canterbury Musical Society, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller this musical is set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.
In an attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating good from evil in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London.
As his fiancé Emma grows increasingly fearful for her betrothed, Lucy; a young woman trapped in a world of darkness, finds herself dangerously involved with both the doctor and his alter ego. Struggling to control Hyde before he takes over for good, Jekyll must race to find a cure for the demon he has created in his own mind.
Jekyll and Hyde is pure, pulse-pounding theatre, with a lush, romantic score hailed as a modern classic even before the show began its smash-hit Broadway run.