Off to the Rose Theatre earlier in the week, in Kingston, with Husby, teenage stepdaughter and the teenage son of an old friend of Husby to see Jekyll & Hyde. Stepdaughter is studying it as the nineteenth century novel (even though it’s a novella!) element of the GCSE in English Literature. A throng of similarly aged sat on cushions in front of the stage, overlooked by a full house across three tiers. Phil Daniels played Jekyll/Hyde in what I think was an Edinburghian accent for Jekyll and a Glaswegian accent for Hyde. Daniels excelled in the both roles, and created a physical transformation of body and face when in Hyde mode. Rosie Abraham, who played the maid, also delivered a brilliant performance with a Dorset accent and plenty of attitude. In fact we all mentioned her as we discussed it afterwards. My only complaint is that it was too traditional; Jekyll & Hyde is one of those stories that can be played with; a few more risks could have been taken.