The battle between good and evil has always intrigued audiences.

Here, Doctor Henry Jekyll is on the verge of a neurological discovery that will change the world. But his methods are unethical.

When a close friend catches wind of this, he threatens to expose him, which subsequently forces Jekyll to experiment on himself. 

And that is when we’re introduced to evil in the shape of Edward Hyde, a swaggering brute.

This production by Bracknell-based Blackeyed Theatre is superbly acted by a four-member cast, on an extensive UK tour. 

The play is adapted and directed by Nick Lane, who throws in a twist or two to Robert Louis Stevenson’s renowned novel.

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde | Picture: Alex Harvey-Brown

An unforgettable scene before the interval is when Hyde brutally murders an innocent bystander in slow motion for added dramatic impact.

The set is intriguing and stays the same throughout the two-hour performance apart from when the cast move chairs around to represent different houses - and the theatrical smoke perfectly recreates foggy Victorian London.

The theatre was about three-quarters full, many were GCSE students who enthusiastically clapped at the end. Actors and actresses can often stumble upon their words at a new venue, but that wasn't the case with this production. 

Even if you’ve read the book, Lane’s adaption of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde is thought-provoking and original enough to have you on the edge of your seat.

* The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde is at Greenwich Theatre until Saturday, October 7. Click here to buy tickets.