Double trouble for former EastEnders star Phil Daniels at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash in a scene from the classic film Quadrophenia
Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash in a scene from the classic film Quadrophenia
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Quadrophenia and EastEnders star Phil Daniels will be showing the two sides of a classic gothic character when he comes to Blackpool in the spring.

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The actor and Parklife vocalist will star in the title role of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at the Grand Theatre from Tuesday to Saturday, March 27 to 31.

The production by Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Rose Theatre Kingston is an adaptation by David Edgar of Robert Louis Stevenson’s original novel.

A spokesman said: “A twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller stars Phil Daniels as both Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

“In a secret experiment, the upright and respectable Dr Henry Jekyll splits his personality into two, releasing the fiendish and murderous Edward Hyde.

“As Hyde brings about mayhem, terror and death in foggy London, can Jekyll find a way to suppress his monstrous alter-ego, before it takes him over for good?”

Best known from his time as Kevin Wicks in EastEnders, Phil has also appeared in stage with credits including King Lear and Les Miserables, as well as TV roles in Doctor Who and New Tricks.