I can’t believe the day is nearly here, 14th February, when we’ll be able to buy tickets for the eagerly anticipated show ‘Jekyll & Hyde: the musical’ to be performed in Lincoln Cathedral in August 2017. August seems like a long way away, but rehearsals with the Starring Lincoln Theatre Company and it’s typically large community cast have been underway since September 2016 and are set to ramp up over the next few weeks now the lead roles have been cast. (Watch this space over the coming weeks to get more information about who is starring in the cast!)
I had the pleasure of taking some photos in one of the rehearsals at the Assembly Rooms in Lincoln just before Christmas, where the group had it’s first run through… I was spellbound – although I’ve listened to the soundtrack for the past 5 months in preparation, nothing could have prepared me for the tension, the seriousness, the comedy and the horror that is brought to life by the lead roles going through the motions with their lines and bringing their own individual characterisations to the script and score… To be honest, if that’s how I felt in the first run through, I can’t imagine what I’ll feel and what the show will look like when I see it for real in August; I can’t wait!
If the past 2 years productions are anything to go by, tickets won’t last long when the box office opens at 10am on Tuesday 14th February. ALL tickets for ALL performances were sold out within 5 hours in February 2016 for the 2nd years production of Jesus Christ Superstar and I’m convinced that if tickets don’t sell even quicker this time, I’d be very surprised!
Lincoln Cathedral’s Website says:
Lincoln Cathedral will open its doors once more in August 2017 to entertain, delight and dazzle audiences with the Broadway bestseller ‘Jekyll and Hyde: the musical’.
Tickets will be available to purchase from Tuesday 14 February 2017 from 10am.
We anticipate there will be a high demand for tickets so recommend you book early to avoid disappointment.
A link to enable you to purchase your tickets will appear on this page at 10am on Tuesday 14 February.
This hit show was written for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse and is based on the classic novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The musical was written in the 1980s and has been performed worldwide to great critical acclaim. 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. So many of the shows themes are universal; love, honour, family, life, death and illness. Thought provoking and moving – this will rock Lincoln’s theatre world!
The performances will run from Tuesday 22 August to Friday 1 September (please note that there will be no performance on Sunday 27 August). The Theatre in the Nave project involves over 250 members of the local community in its cast and crew.
Tickets will be available to purchase from Tuesday 14 February 2017. The best way to purchase your tickets will be through this website. The Cathedral Shop will not have a pre-allocation of tickets for sale, they will simply be able to assist you in purchasing tickets online through Eventbrite.
Accessible seating will be available to purchase by phone only on 01522 504394.
Click the Lincoln Cathedral link on 14th February for tickets!
NOTE: Although I’ve been rehearsing for the past 4-5 months with the cast, I’ve decided not to continue as a member of the cast this year. I’m trying to ramp up my own business and may have the opportunity to travel fairly extensively early in the summer, so I’m continuing to review shows within this blog, as well as write more about Jekyll & Hyde as it progresses over the coming months, including interviews with cast members and some of the lead performers, musicians and back stage crew. As one of my hobbies is photography, I’ll be able to share some insights into the rehearsals, although don’t worry, there won’t be any spoilers – you’ll have to buy your own ticket to see the show when they go on sale in 10 days time!