Jekyll ťs Hyde libretto

 
Jekyll ťs Hyde musical - libretto

 

Jekyll ťs Hyde musical

libretto (angol)

 

Jekyll and Hyde
Music: Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse
Book: Leslie Bricusse
Premiere: Thursday, May 24, 1990
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ACT ONE

PROLOGUE

Scene 1: The stage is bare except for a single spotlight which illuminates the face of GABRIEL JOHN
UTTERSON.

UTTERSON
In the autumn of 1888, my friend Henry Jekyll, embarked on a series of scientific experiments that he hoped
may alter our notions of good and evil. How could I know than that it would also transform his soul...and
mine as well. (The lights fade and segue into a scene of SIR DANVERS, DR. JEKYLL, and a MENTAL
PATIENT who is seated in a chair and is chained at the waist.)

SIR DANVERS
Schizophrenia, Catatonia, Dementia...criminal insanity. He is lost, Henry. Lost to himself and to the world.
You will never be able to reach him.

JEKYLL
(Compassionately) I have to try.

SIR DANVERS
How? Everythingís been tried.

JEKYLL
The chemical formulae.

SIR DANVERS
(Scoffing) Magic potions.

JEKYLL
(Ignoring him) Shift the minds equilibrium. Bring the personality back into balance. Stimulate the good
thatís been buried. The drugs can catalyzes this, the theory...

SIR DANVERS
Your theories are more dangerous than he is! What you call the mind...is what god calls the soul.

JEKYLL
(Confident) He can be changed! Sir Danvers, we can all be changed. (SIR DANVERS slowly exits leaving
JEKYLL alone with the PATIENT.)


{ďLOST IN THE DARKNESSĒ}

(JEKYLL sings)
LOST IN THE DARKNESS
SILENCE SURROUNDS YOU
ONCE THERE WAS MORNING
NOW ENDLESS NIGHT.

IF I COULD REACH YOU
IíD GUIDE YOU
AND TEACH YOU
TO WALK FROM THIS
NIGHTMARE,
BACK INTO THE
LIGHT!

(He kneels beside the PATIENT and touches his arm. The PATIENT gives no reaction)

SHOW ME
YOU HEAR ME,
PLEASE,
UNDERSTAND ME.
IíLL KEEP ON FIGHTING
BUT YOU HAVE TO TRY.

IíLL NEVER DESERT YOU
IíLL NEVER STOP TRYING,
I PROMISE YOU THIS
TILL THE DAY THAT
I DIE!!

(Softly spoken) Good night father... (The lights fade from on the scene and come up on several STREET
PEOPLE and MEMBERS OF SOCIETY as the music segues into ďFACADEĒ)


Scene 2: A street scene of London. Members of the ensemble move about the stage as they sing. We
are introduced to several of the members of the cast.

{ďFACADEĒ}
UTTERSON
THEREíS A FACE THAT WE WERE
IN THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY
ITíS SOCIETYíS MASK
ITíS SOCIETYíS WAY,
OF CONCEALING
WHATíS BEHIND THE
FACADE!!


STREET DANDY
THEREíS A FACE THAT WE HIDE
TILL THE NIGHT TIME APPEARS,
AND WHATíS HIDING INSIDE
BEHIND ALL OF OUR FEARS
IS OUR TRUE SELF.
LOCKED INSIDE THE
FACADE!!

THE COMPANY
EVERY DAY,
PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN SWEET WAY
LIKE TO ADD A COAT OF PAINT
ANí BE WHAT THEY AINíT!

STREET DANDY
THATíS HOW OUR LITTLE...

THE COMPANY
GAME IS PLAYED
LIVINí OUT A MASQUERADE
ACTING A BIZARRE CHARADE...

BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE
WHILE PLAYING THE SAINT!

BUT THEREíS ONE THING I KNOW
ANí I KNOW FOR SURE
THIS DISEASE THAT THEYíVE GOT
HAS GOT NO READY CURE
AN IíM CERTAIN
LIFE IS TERRIBLY HARD

MEN OF THE COMPANY
WHEN YER LIFEíS A FACADE!

WOMEN OF THE COMPANY
LOOK AROUND YOU
I HAVE FOUND YOU
CANNOT TELL BY LOOKING
AT THE SURFACE WHAT IS LURKING THERE BENEATH IT.

PROSTITUTE
THIS MAN OF GOD IS PREPARE TO BET YOU
WHAT YOU SEES NOT WHAT YOU GET
THIS MANíS A MASTER OF DECEIT!


THE COMPANY
SO WHAT IS THIS SINISTER SECRET
THE LIE HE WILL TELL YOU IS TRUE!

UTTERSON
EACH MAN YOU MEET
IN THE STREET
ISNíT ONE MAN
BUT TWO!!

THE COMPANY
NEARLY EVERYONE YOU SEE
LIKE HIM AND HER
AND YOU AND ME
PRETENDS TO BE
A PILLAR OF SOCIETY

THE WOMEN
A MODEL OF PROPRIETY

THE MEN
SOBRIETY AND PIETY

SOCIETY WOMEN
WHO NEVER EVEN HEARD OF NOTORIETY!

THE COMPANY
THE LADIES ANí GENTS HERE BEFORE YOU
WHICH NONE OF ĎEM EVER ADMITS
MAY HAVE SAINTLY LOOKS,
BUT THEREíRE SINNERS ANí CROOKS

STRIDE
HYPOCRITES!

THE COMPANY
HYPOCRITES!!

THERE ARE PREACHERS WHO DO
THERE ARE DOERS WHO PREACH.
THERE ARE TEACHERS WHO LIE
THERE ARE LIARS WHO TEACH!

PROSTITUTES
TAKE YOUR PICK DEAR!

THE COMPANY
CAUSE ITíS ALL A FACADE!

STREET DANDY
IF WE BECOME ONE TOO,
ARE WE EVIL OR GOOD?

BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE
TILL WE WALK A FINE LINE!

STREET DANDY
THAT WEíD CROSS IF WE COULD!

BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE
BUT WEíRE WAITING

THE COMPANY
TO BREAKTHROUGH THE FACADE!!

ONE OR TWO
MIGHT LOOK KINDA WELL-TO-DO

STRIDE
HAH!!

THE COMPANY
THEIR AS BAD AS ME AND YOU
RIGHT DOWN TO THEIR BOOTS!

STREET DANDY
IíM INCLINED TO THINK

THE COMPANY
HALF MANKIND
THINKS THE OTHER HALF IS BLIND
WOULDNíT BE SURPRISED TO FIND

BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE
WEíRE ALL IN CAHOOTS!

THE COMPANY
AT THE END OF THE DAY,
THEY DONíT MEAN WHAT THEY SAY
THEY DONíT SAY WHAT THEY MEAN
THEY DONíT EVER COME CLEAN!

STRIDE
ANí THE ANSWER!


THE COMPANY
IS ITíS ALL A FACADE!

THERE IS NOT ONE BUT TWO
HE IS EVIL AND GOOD
AND HE WALKS A FINE LINE
THAT WEíD ALL CROSS IF WE COULD

STRIDE
ITíS A NIGHTMARE!!

STREET DANDY
WE CAN NEVER DENY!

THE COMPANY
WHATíS BEHIND THE FACADE!

UTTERSON
LOOK BEHIND THE FACADE!

(THE COMPANY exits and the STREET DANDY becomes the RECORDING SECRETARY)


Scene 3: The scene segues into the BOARD OF GOVERNORS.

RECORDING SECRETARY
The Board of Governors of St. Judeís Hospital is now in session. Sir Danvers Carew, KBE. Chairman.. (Lit
by a spot-light) The Right Honorable Sir Archibald Proops, Q.C. (They are standing on the upper portion of
the catwalk, and are Lit by spot-light) Lord Savage. (Lit by spot-light) General Lord Glossop. (Lit by spot-
light) Lady Beaconsfield. (Lit by spot-light) His Grace The Bishop of Basingstoke. (Lit by spot-light) The
Order of business will be conducted by the Secretary to the Board of Governors, Mr. Simon Stride. (Last to
be lit by spot-light)

STRIDE
Proposition No. 929 - Presented by, Dr. Henry Jekyll. (JEKYLL enters from the rear of the stage)

(All shouting at once)
GENERAL GLOSSOP
(Shouting) Jekyll, youíre all talk aní no result!...

BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE
(Shouting) Forever asking us to endorse empty promises!

SIR ARCHIBALD PROOPS
(Shouting) Whatís all the mystery? Much ado about nothing, if you ask me...

LADY BEACONSFIELD
(Shouting) Youíre the laughing stock of your profession and polite society! The mad scientist!...
STRIDE
Order! Order! The Chairman will address the Board.

SIR DANVERS
My friends, as Governors of St. Judes Hospital, we are well aware of the controversial nature of Dr. Jekyllís
research. But our high regard for his work and his reputation, demand that he be given a proper hearing.

JEKYLL
(He sings)
DISTINGUISHED GOVERNORS,
I HAVE GLIMPSED THE FUTURE
SEEN MIRACLES THAT STUN THE MIND
AND MARVELS ONLY SCIENCE CAN FIND
TO SHAPE TOMORROW FOR MANKIND.
AND I CAN SHOW THEM TO YOU.
IF YOU WISH ME TO.

FRIENDS, YOUíRE AWARE
THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EACH OF US
GOOD AND EVIL
COMPASSION AND HATE.

IF WE COULD EXTRACT
ALL THE EVIL FROM EACH OF US
THINK OF THE WORLD THAT WE COULD CREATE!
A WORLD WITHOUT ANGER
OR VIOLENCE OR STRIFE.
WHERE MAN WOULDNíT KILL ANY MORE!

A WORLD OF COMPASSION
WHERE PASSION FOR LIFE
WOULD BANISH THE MADNESS OF WAR!
IíM CLOSE TO FINDING THE KEY TO DUALITY.
CHEMICAL FORMULAE WHICH COULD AND WOULD
ALTER THE PATTERNS OF MANíS PERSONALITY
GUIDING HIM EITHER TO EVIL OR GOOD!
WEIGH THE POTENTIAL
THE GREAT POSSIBILITIES.
COLLEAGUES - DEAR FRIENDS UNDERSTAND!
WE HAVE A CHANCE
TO MAKE HISTORY HERE IN OUR HANDS!

STRIDE
Dr. Jekyll, may we dispense with the niceties and proceed with the matter in hand.


JEKYLL
(Spoken) Yes, of course, Mr. Stride...forgive my good manors. (Pause) In each of us there are two natures.
If this primitive duality of man - good and evil - could be housed in separate identities, life will be relieved of
all that is unbearable. It is the curse of mankind...that these polar twins should be constantly struggling...If
we could separate these two forces, we might control and ultimately eliminate all evil from mankind. My
experiments have led me to believe that the day is not far off when this separation will be possible.. To
achieve it, I must be allowed to try me formula on a living human being! (THE GOVERNORS all shout in
shock)

STRIDE
And what if youíre right, Jekyll? And you do manage to separate good from evil - what happens to the evil?

JEKYLL
(He sings)
THERE ARE DOOMED, BROKEN SOULS
IN A THOUSAND ASYLUMS
I DEFY YOU TO SAY YOU DONíT CARE IF YOU CAN!
IN THE NAME OF COMPASSION
AND MEDICAL SCIENCE,
I CAN SAVE MANY LIVES,
IF YOU GIVE ME ONE MAN!

BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE
I TELL YOU NOW
THE CHURCH WILL NEVER SANCTION IT!

ALL THE GOVERNORS
SACRILEGE!
LUNACY!
BLASPHEMY!
HERESY!

SIR ARCHIBALD PROOPS
YOU SEEM TO TREADING
ON DANGEROUS GROUND
IN LEGAL TERMS,
IíD SAY, EXTREMELY UNSOUND!

BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE
THE WHOLE THINGíS UN-CHRISTIAN,
BARBARIC AND ODD!
YOUíRE PLAYING WITH FIRE
WHEN YOU START TO PLAY GOD!

STRIDE
THE BISHOP SPEAKS FOR ALL OF US
WHEN HE SAYS YOUíRE PLAYING GOD!
THEREíS SUCH A THING AS ETHICS
OVER WHICH YOU RIDE ROUGH-SHOD!

YOUíRE A DOCTOR, NOT OUR SAVIOR,
DOCTOR JEKYLL, FOR A START!
BUT I JUDGE FROM YOUR BEHAVIOR
YOU CANíT TELL THE TWO APART!

JEKYLL
DEAR MR. STRIDE, I AM SIMPLY A SCIENTIST
I HAVE A CODE, TO WHICH I REMAIN TRUE!
I DONíT PRESUME TO THE STATURE OF MORALIST
I LEAVE PRETENSION LIKE THAT, SIR, TO YOU!

SIR DANVERS
HENRY, IíVE ALWAYS ENCOURAGED YOUR ENTERPRISE
AND IíVE BEEN HOPEFUL THAT YOU WOULD SUCCEED!
BUT IN THE FACE OF THESE POWERFUL ARGUMENTS,
I SEE NO CHOICE BUT FOR YOU TO CONCEDE!

JEKYLL
I KNOW MY FATE IS YOURS TO CHOOSE
BUT IF THEY WIN, THE WORLD WILL LOSE!
AND, I AM ON THE BRINK OF GREAT SUCCESS!
I BEG YOU, GOVERNORS,
YOU MUST SAY ďYES!Ē

LADY BEACONSFIELD
DOCTOR JEKYLL,
ENOUGH OF THIS RANTING, SIR!
THIS IS A HOSPITAL
HERE TO SAVE LIVES!

THE GOVERNORS
DO YOU THINK
WE WOULD LET YOU PLAY HAVOC
WITH ALL THE HIGH PRINCIPLES
FOR WHICH IT STRIVES?

DO YOU EXPECT US
TO COMPROMISE ALL THAT WE STAND FOR
INDULGING YOUR DANGEROUS GAMES?

HOW MANY RULES SHOULD WE BREAK
FOR YOUR DUBIOUS AIMS?

JEKYLL
CANíT YOU SEE?
I AM NOT PLAYING GAMES!
JUST GIVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY!

GENERAL GLOSSOP
THIS WHOLE THINGíS TOO BIZARRE!

SIR DANVERS
OPEN UP YOUR EYES AND SEE!

BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE
THIS MAN HAS GONE TOO FAR!

JEKYLL
UNLESS YOU LISTEN TO ME...

STRIDE
DOCTOR, PLEASE WATCH YOUR TONE!
DAMN IT, MAN, CANíT YOU SEE?
YOUíRE ON YOUR OWN!

(THE GOVERNORS begin shouting again)

STRIDE
(Spoken) Order! Order!

JEKYLL
If I ever needed further justification for my experiment, gentlemen, you have just provided it! (He sings)
JUST LOOK AT WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE!
MIX ANGER WITH A TOUCH OF FEAR
THE DANGERS ALL TOO CRYSTAL-CLEAR
JUST LOOK AT YOU!
OUR DARKER SIDE KEEPS BREAKING THROUGH
OBSERVE IT NOW - IN ME AND YOU!
THE EVIL THAT ALL MEN CAN DO
MUST BE CONTROLLED!
I BEG OF YOU
IíLL SHOW YOU ALL
IT CAN BE DONE!

HERE IS A CHANCE TO TAKE CHARGE OF OUR FATE
DEEP DOWN YOU MUST KNOW
THAT TOMORROW TOO LATE!
ONE RULE OF LIFE WE CANNOT REARRANGE
THE ONLY THING CONSTANT IS CHANGE
THE ONLY THING CONSTANT IS CHANGE!

STRIDE
DISTINGUISHED COLLEAGUES,
YOUR VERDICT, PLEASE.
ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY ďAYE.Ē
ALL THOSE OPPOSED, ďNAY.Ē

THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
NAY! NAY! NAY! NAY!
POSITIVELY - ABSOLUTELY - NAY!

STRIDE
SIR DANVERS?

SIR DANVERS
(Spoken) Abstain.

STRIDE
By six votes to none - with one abstention - proposition 929 is rejected. Thank you for your time, Dr. Jekyll.
(THE GOVERNORS all exit)

UTTERSON
(To JEKYLL) They think your mad...

JEKYLL
They canít admit to what they all know to be true. Theyíre hypocrites, John, everyone.

UTTERSON
Hypocrites yes, but powerful. They can cause you harm if you cross them.

JEKYLL
(He sings)
HOW CAN I CONTINUE ON
WHEN THEY CAN BLOCK
EACH STEP I TAKE

UTTERSON
HENRY, YOU HAVE
COME THIS FAR
NOW, THINK OF ALL
YOU HAVE AT STAKE

JEKYLL
JOHN, I KNOW IíM RIGHT
I HAVE LET THOSE FOOLS
MISGUIDE ME.
IíM SO WEARY OF THIS FIGHT
THEREíS SO LITTLE LEFT
INSIDE ME!

UTTERSON
IF YOU KNOW
THAT YOU ARE RIGHT
THEN YOUíVE GOT
TO SEE IT THROUGH.
YOU HAVE TO SEE IT THROUGH.

JEKYLL
SEVEN YEARS AGO
I STARTED OUT ON THIS ALONE,
AND ITíS ALONE IíLL SEE IT
THROUGH TO ITíS CONCLUSION.

WHO ARE THEY TO JUDGE WHAT I AM DOING?
THEY KNOW NOTHING
OF THE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES I SEE!

ITíS MADNESS
IíM BOUND BY THEIR DECISION

UTTERSON
SEEMS VISION IS A WORD THEYíVE NEVER HEARD!

JEKYLL
IF IT MATTERED LESS,
IíD TREAT IT WITH DERISION
ITíS ABSURD!

UTTERSON
AND YET THE FACT REMAINS
THOSE BASTARDS HOLD THE REINS!

(JEKYLL and UTTERSON exit as we segue into a street scene and we find a STREET DANDY on the
catwalk. He sings the reprise to FACADE. Several STREET WOMAN enter also.)

STREET DANDY
IF YOU LIVE AROUND HERE
YOU NEED CASH IN THE BANK
CAUSEí THE HOUSES ROUND HERE
ARE ALL FLASHY AND SWANK
AND THE FRONT BIT
IS WHATíS CALLED A FACADE

(As they sing the company enter on the lower stage dressed for the party and begin dancing)

STREET WOMEN
EVERY NIGHT HERE
ONE HOUSE OR ANOTHER
IS A FUN HOUSE CAUSEí THEREíS
SOMEONE GIVING
A PARTY AS YOU SEE, SIR!

STREET DANDY
THIS ONE HERE TONIGHT
IS RATHER SPECIAL
AM I RIGHT
ITíS THE BETROTHAL OF
SIR DANVERS DAUGHTER, LISA!


Scene 4: The scene segues into THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY.

GENERAL GLOSSOP
Jekyll! Disgraceful display. If heíd been in the Army, Iíd given him a good flogging.

BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE
Heís lucky he lives in modern times. Todayís penalties for heresy are not what they should be.

GENERAL GLOSSOP
Quite right.

UTTERSON
If these are modern times, your Grace. The penalty for speaking out to help ones fellow man should be the
support of society in general and the church in particular.

BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE
You agree than with his blasphemies, Mr. Utterson?

UTTERSON
I agree with the principal that mans thoughts on God should not be confined to a church pulpit. Your Grace.

LORD SAVAGE
I think that, Jekyll overdoes all this stuff about helping the poor. Iíve lived in St. James and Oxford all me
life, and I hardly ever see any poor people.

LADY BEACONSFIELD
I think heís mad if you must know. (She notices SIR DANVERS, and speaks to him) Ah, Danvers. We
were just talking about your future son-in-law, and I think youíre mad to let him marry your daughter.


LISA CAREW
Thatís not fatherís decision, Lady Beaconsfield. Itís mine.

SIR DANVERS
Donít worry, Bessy. Whatever your views of him as a scientist, Lisa assures me that, Henry Jekyll is
impeccable husband material.

LADY BEACONSFIELD
Being late for ones own engagement party, shows a remarkable lack of style...

LISA CAREW
Comments on style Madame should never be made by those who have none...

LADY BEACONSFIELD
Well! (She and several of the BOARD OF GOVERNORS move to the back of the stage)

LORD SAVAGE
(He sings)
LISA CAREW, CAN THIS BE YOU?
WHAT KIND OF MAN IS THIS
YOUíVE TAKEN?

CAN YOU NOT SEE
THE KIND OF LIFE
THAT THIS WOULD BE?
YOU ARE MISTAKEN!

STRIDE
TIME TO AWAKEN
BEFORE ITíS TOO LATE
BEFORE YOUíVE FOREVER
DETERMINE YOUR FATE!

LISA CAREW
BUT SIMON, YOU KNEW
I HAD TO BE FREE!
WHAT I CHOOSE TO DO
IS DECIDED BY ME!

EVER SINCE MY MOTHER DIED
MY FATHER, BLESS HIS DARLING HEART,
HAS TREATED ME
AS THOUGH IíM STILL A YOUNG CHILD!
MAYBE HIS IDEA WAS JUST TO WAIT
UNTIL I GREW UP
AND THEN LOOK AT ME
AND HOPE THAT IíD BE HER!


ITíS EASY TO ACCEPT THAT
FROM A FATHER
HEíD RATHER
THINGS REMAINED THE WAY THEY WERE!
BUT WHEN IT COMES TO MARRIAGE,
I MUST PICK WHOM I PREFER!
IíM NOT THE WEAK YOUNG THING
YOUíRE SEEKING, SIMON.
SOMEONE SEVENTEEN, OBEDIENT AND SWEET!
I AM NOT THE PROT?G?
TO WASTE YOUR TIME ON
IíM COMPLETE!

(JEKYLL enters from the rear of the stage and comes into the party)

IN HENRYíS EYES IT SEE
WHAT I AM MEANT TO BE!

(JEKYLL walks up to LISA as TWO GENTLEMEN stand beside them)

FIRST YOUNG MAN
(They sing)
HENRY JEKYLL, YOUíRE A DEVIL!
YOU HAVE ROBBED US
OF LONDONíS MOST LOVELY GIRL...

SECOND YOUNG MAN
I COULD TURN TO DRINK
WHEN I STOP TO THINK

BOTH
LISAíS MARRYING A DOCTOR
INSTEAD OF AN EARL!
POOR GIRL!

SIR DANVERS
Ah, the late, Henry Jekyll.

JEKYLL
Sir Danvers, forgive me.

SIR DANVERS
Nothing to forgive, dear boy. Iím thinking of inviting the guest for the day after the wedding...so that you
will appear to be on time.

UTTERSON
(He raises his glass to make a toast) Sir Danvers. My Lords, ladyís and gentleman. To the intolerably
happy couple. (To JEKYLL) Henry, may all of your research result in discoveries as wonderful as this one.
(He raises his glass) To Lisa and Henry.
THE COMPANY
(In unison) Lisa and Henry. Lisa and Henry (As the guest leave they continue to softly speak) Lisa and
Henry...

LISA CAREW
(To JEKYLL) My dear doctor. While youíre off fighting full time to change the world, I seem to be fighting
full time to save your reputation. Iím getting quite good at it.

JEKYLL
Oh? Well maybe you should present my case to the Board of Governors. You canít do any worse than I.

LISA CAREW
Oh, Henry, youíll win in the end. You always do.

JEKYLL
Lisa, (He sings)
I MUST GO ON WITH
THE WORK IíM COMMITTED TO!
HOW COULD I NOT
WHEN MY THEORIES
ARE TRUE!

AND I WILL PROVE,
IF IíM EVER PERMITTED TO!
THINGS ARE NOT WRONG
JUST BECAUSE THEY
ARE NEW!

LISA CAREW
HENRY, I ADORE YOU!
ALWAYS HAVE DONE
ALWAYS WILL DO!
BUT I, TOO HAVE DREAMS!

MAYBE NOT AS GRAND AS YOURS
OR HARD TO UNDERSTAND AS YOURS
BUT NONETHELESS MY DREAMS!
YOU AND I TOGETHER WILL BE...

JEKYLL
DARLING, TRY TO SEE WHAT I SEE!

LISA CAREW
HENRY, PLEASE BELIEVE ME,
I SEE EVERYTHING THERE IS TO SEE!

JEKYLL
THEN WHAT, BY GOD
AM I SUPPOSED TO DO?!

LISA CAREW
WHEN THIS ALL BEGAN
I KNEW THEREíD BE A PRICE TO PAY
TOO LATE NOW TO TURN AWAY
YOU HAVE COME TOO FAR
I KNOW WEíLL FIND A WAY

{ďTAKE ME AS I AMĒ}
JEKYLL
SOMETIMES I SEE
PAST THE HORIZON
SURE OF MY WAY
WHERE I AM GOING

BUT WHEREíS THE PRIZE
I HAVE MY EYES ON?
WHERE?
THERE IS JUST NO KNOWING!

AND WHEN DESPAIR
TEARS ME IN TWO,
WHO CAN I TURN TO BUT YOU?
YOU KNOW WHO I AM...
TAKE ME AS I AM!

LISA CAREW
LOOK IN MY EYES
WHO DO YOU SEE THERE?
SOMEONE YOU KNOW?
OR JUST A STRANGER?

IF YOU ARE WISE,
YOU WILL SEE ME THERE!
LOVE...
IS THE ONLY DANGER!

LOVE...MEANING ME
LOVE...MEANING YOU
WEíLL MAKE OUR ONE DREAM COME TRUE
YOU KNOW WHO I AM...
TAKE ME AS I AM!

BOTH
THOUGH FATE WONíT ALWAYS DO WHAT WE DESIRE
STILL WE CAN SET THE WORLD ON FIRE!
JEKYLL LISA
GIVE ME YOUR HAND GIVE ME YOUR HAND
GIVE ME YOUR HEART GIVE ME YOUR HEART

SWEAR TO ME WEíLL
NEVER PART WEíLL NEVER PART!
YOU KNOW WHO I AM YOU KNOW WHO I AM
THIS IS WHO I AM THIS IS WHO I AM

BOTH
TAKE ME AS I AM!

(They kiss passionately. Pause as SIR DANVERS and UTTERSON enter and interrupt the moment)

JEKYLL
Sir Danvers. Thank you sir, for so much. The six weeks till the wedding will be the longest of my life.

SIR DANVERS
(Pulling JEKYLL aside) I have to tell you, Henry, that your half-hour with the Board of Governors this
afternoon, was the longest of my life!

JEKYLL
Iím truly sorry, sir. But I have to stand by what I believe.

SIR DANVERS
Even at the expense of antagonizing the established authority on these matters?

JEKYLL
Especially then! Sir, they are not the established authority, merely the established prejudice.

SIR DANVERS
I want to be proud of you, Henry.

JEKYLL
Then listen to me, sir. (He turns toward LISA and kisses her. He then turns and walks away holding her
hand) Good night my angle.

LISA CAREW
Good night...my devil. (They smile at each other, then JEKYLL and UTTERSON exit)

SIR DANVERS
Lisa, there are times when it is difficult to tolerate, Henryís behavior. His eccentricities...

LISA CAREW
You donít have to tolerate it father, heís marrying me not you.


SIR DANVERS
(He sings)
LISA DONíT YOU UNDERSTAND
ITíS YOU THAT I AM CONCERNED FOR!

LISA CAREW
BUT DONíT BE,
YOU MUST BE CONCERNED FOR HIM!
THATíS WERE I SHOULD BE!

SIR DANVERS
IíM ONLY TRYING TO PROTECT YOU
WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU HAVE
YOUR FATHER DO?
I THINK I WOULD DIE
IF ANY HARM SHOULD COME
TO YOU!

IíM SCARED MY CHILD
BECAUSE IíM GOING TO LOOSE YOU.
I FIND IT VERY HARD TO LET YOU GO

LISA CAREW
PAPA, IF YOU TRIED TO
YOU COULD NEVER LOOSE ME.
DARLING, PAPA
I STILL LOVE YOU
MORE THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW
BUT IF WE WANT
OUR LOVE TO GROW

SIR DANVERS
I KNOW IN TIME
I HAVE TO HAVE TO
LET YOU GO.

BOTH
WE MUSTNíT BE AFRAID
OF LETTING GO...


Scene 5: The scene segues into THE DREGS.
(JEKYLL and UTTERSON appear on the upper catwalk in their coats and hats. At the other side of the
catwalk we find NELLIE a prostitute at the Dregs.)

UTTERSON
Now, Henry, how can you possibly contend that only an evil man is free?

JEKYLL
Because itís true. John., we all have dark impulses within us, you know that. But we follow societies rules.
The truly evil minded doesnít, so heís free. (Pause) As an animal is free to do exactly as he wants, when he
wants, with no restrictions of any kind.

UTTERSON
Well I for one am glad for some sense of order. And Iíd prefer to believe that man is basically good. Every
moral man believes that.

JEKYLL
I do not believe it. (They both walk across the catwalk and up to NELLIE)

NELLIE
(She spies the pair of them. She speaks with a thick Cockney accent) Hereís a lovely looking pair of
Gentlemen, I must say. Shows about to start, Dearies. Have a drink, look around, find something you fancy.

JEKYLL
(Pointing to NELLIE) For instance, take this charming creature here. Behold her, John, unfettered,
unencumbered, unchained. (Speaking to NELLIE) My dear, are you free?

NELLIE
(Sashaying up to JEKYLL) Not free your Lordship...but cheap enough for the likes of you.

UTTERSON
(Urging JEKYLL to move on) Come along, Henry...

JEKYLL
John, whereís your sense of adventure? I think we must remain open to new experiences. Maybe I can find
a subject for my experiment? A volunteer.

UTTERSON
I expect this place has volunteers for all sorts of experiments.

NELLIE
You got that right dear. Me names Nellie...welcome to the Dregs.

(The attention is drawn to the stage floor were enters a Spanish dancer, then a Can Can dancer, a Primitive,
a Harem, Half and Half Couple and several male and female ďcustomersĒ and ďworkersĒ of the club. The
dancing and excitement builds until the patrons begin shouting for LUCY the star attraction at the Dregs.
JEKYLL and UTTERSON are escorted to a table by NELLIE.)
MEMBERS OF THE DREGS
Lucy, Lucy, Lucy, Lucy...!!!


{ďBRING ON THE MENĒ}
LUCY
(LUCY appears center stage with two women on each side of her. They are dressed as men. LUCY sings)
THERE WAS A TIME - - I DONíT KNOW WHEN
I DIDNíT HAVE MUCH TIME FOR MEN
BUT THIS IS NOW - - AND THAT WAS THEN
IíM LEARNING!

A GIRL ALONE - - ALL ON HER OWN
MUST TRY TO HAVE A HEART OF STONE
SO I TRY NOT TO MAKE IT KNOW,
MY YEARNING.

I TRY TO SHOW I HAVE NO NEED
I REALLY DO - - I DONíT SUCCEED

SO LETíS BRING ON THE MEN
AND LET THE FUN BEGIN
A LITTLE TOUCH OF SIN
WHY WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE?

STEP THIS WAY
ITíS TIME FOR US TO PLAY!
THEY SAY
WE MAY NOT PASS THIS WAY AGAIN
SO LETíS WASTE NO MORE TIME
BRING ON THE MEN!

I ALWAYS KNEW - - I ALWAYS SAID
THAT SILK ANí LACE - - IN BLACK ANí RED
WILL DRIVE A MAN RIGHT OFF HIS HEAD
ITíS EASY!

SO MANY MEN, SO LITTLE TIME
I WANT ĎEM ALL - - IS THAT A CRIME?

A DRUNK SOLIDER
(Spoken low and deep) Nooo....!


LUCY
I DONíT KNOW WHY THEY SAY THAT IíM
TOO EASY!

THEY MAKE ME LAUGH - - THEY MAKE ME CRY
THEY MAKE ME SICK - - SO GOD KNOWS WHY...

WE SAY BRING ON THE MEN
AND LET THE FUN BEGIN!
A LITTLE TOUCH OF SIN
WHY WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE?
STEP THIS WAY
ITíS TIME FOR US TO PLAY!
THEY SAY
WE MAY NOT PASS THIS WAY AGAIN
SO LETS WASTE NO MORE TIME
BRING ON THE MEN!

THEY BREAK YOUR HEART
THEY STEAL YOUR SOUL
TAKE YOU APART
AND YET THEY SOMEHOW MAKE YOU WHOLE
SO WHATíS THE USE?
WHY DONíT WE JUST OPEN
UP THE CAGES GIRLS,
AND LET THE TIGERS LOOSE!

(The dancers perform their various acts for the crowd as the music plays on)

THEY BREAK YOUR HEART
THEY STEAL YOUR SOUL
TAKE YOU APART
AND YET THEY SOMEHOW MAKE YOU WHOLE
SO WHATíS THE GAME?
I ĎSPOSE A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME
THE PERFUME AND THE PRICKíS THE SAME!

LUCY & THE GIRLS
SO LETíS BRING ON THE MEN
AND LET THE FUN BEGIN!
A LITTLE TOUCH OF SIN
WHY WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE?
STEP THIS WAY
ITíS TIME FOR US TO PLAY!

LUCY
THEY SAY
WE MAY NOT PASS THIS WAY AGAIN
SO LETíS WASTE NO MORE TIME!

BRING ON THE MEN!!!

THE GIRLS
BIG MEN, SMALL MEN
SHORT MEN, TALL MEN
I GUESS THAT MEANS
ALMOST ALL MEN!
IíM A PLAYER
LONG AS THEY ARE MEN!
MEN! MEN!

(The two Female Harem dancers suddenly are revealed to be Men as the number concludes)

LUCY
(LUCY walks up to JEKYLL and UTTERSONíS table and sings)
SíNOT EVERY DAY
ME FRIENDS ANí I
ĎAS GENTS LIKE YOU
JUST DROPPINí BY.
BEFORE YOU GO,
YOUíLL KNOW JUST WHY YOU CAME HERE.

(NELLIE escorts UTTERSON to another part of the Dregs. LUCY sits down beside JEKYLL)

JEKYLL
OF THAT MY DEAR,
IíVE LITTLE DOUBT
ONE ONLY HAS
TO LOOK ABOUT
ITíS NOT TO HARD TO FIGURE OUT
THE GAME HERE!
AND YET I SENSE
THEREíS MORE TO YOU...

LUCY
YOU FLATTER, SIR
YOU REALLY DO!
WITH HALF A CHANCE..

JEKYLL
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

LUCY
DONíT ASK ME!

(LUCY picks up her wine glass and clicks it to JEKYLLís) Cheers... (The action of the Dregs becomes
more sensual as patrons and girls get together for their ďarrangements.Ē) You got name brown eyes?

JEKYLL
(Softly) Henry...

LUCY
Well, Henry, arenít you going to ask my what Iím doing in a place like this?

JEKYLL
(Trying to be polite) Yes, actually, I would...

LUCY
(Interrupting him) You see Iím in between engagements...at the Royal Albert Hall! (Pause) But what Iíd
really like to know , darling, is what are you doing in a place like this?

JEKYLL
Well, surely a man is free to explore some of our cities... more colorful haunts. (Pause) Actually Iím
looking for someone to help me with an experiment. Someone unafraid to take a chance?

LUCY
This must me your lucky night. (She sings)
HEREíS TO THE NIGHT!
HEREíS TO ROMANCE!
TO THOSE UNAFRAID
OF TAKING A CHANCE!

JEKYLL
I THINK IíVE TAKEN ENOUGH FOR ONE DAY!
AS I HAVE LEARNED TO MY COST
CHANCES ARE SOMETHING YOU DONíT TAKE
ONCE YOU HAVE LOST!

LUCY
OH, WHAT A SHAME!
IF YOU ONLY KNEW
THE GAMES WE COULD PLAY
THE THINGS WE COULD DO!
YET I CAN SEE
YOUíRE NOT UP TO THE CHASE!
BUT, IT YOUíRE EVER IN NEED,
I AM THE GIRLS!
AND THIS IS THE PLACE!
COME TO ME!

(SPIDER enters and gestures to NELLIE)

JEKYLL
(UTTERSON comes back over to the table)
ITíS GETTING LATE - - I HAVE TO GO
IF ANY TIME - - YOU NEVER KNOW
YOU NEED A FRIEND...

(JEKYLL gives LUCY his business card)

LUCY
(She reads the card) Doctor Henry Jekyll, 46 Harley Street...

NELLIE
(Tugs on LUCYís arm) The Spiderís here. And he wants to see you now! Lucy, now means now! (LUCY
slowly and reluctantly crosses towards the SPIDER who is seated on the other side of the stage)

JEKYLL
(Looking after LUCY) Can I be of any help?

LUCY
(Turning back to JEKYLL) There some things, were on one can help. Some fires you have to walk through
all by yourself. Thanks for this though. (She holds up the business card. LUCY crosses over to SPIDER)

NELLIE
(Looking over at LUCY) I donít like it! (To JEKYLL and UTTERSON as they exit slowly) You fancy our
Lucy, do you? Come back. Sheíll be here...(JEKYLL and UTTERSON exit up the catwalk stairs)

SPIDER
(To LUCY) A little less socializing and a little more soliciting might prove more profitable for both of us,
Lucy.

LUCY
I do my best, sir!

SPIDER
No Lucy, your best would have resulted in a satisfied customer. I donít give lodgings and a responsible
position in any of my houses to girls that sit around hob-nubbin and drinking gin! That will cost you sixty
percent of the weeks earnings instead of fifty, Lucy.

LUCY
Yes, sir. Sorry, sir...


SPIDER
Fortunately Iím in a good mood tonight. I shall come to you at mid-night...for my pleasures! (He exits to the
rear of the stage and picks one of the male dancers who follows him up the catwalk stairs.)

LUCY
(LUCY is left sitting at the table. She looks down at the business card) Doctor Henry Jekyll, 46 Harley
Street. (She sings)
IF ANY TIME... YOU NEVER KNOW...
YOU NEED A FRIEND...

(The light slowly fade as the Company exits the stage)

Scene 6: The scene segues into THE TRANSFORMATION.
(JEKYLL and UTTERSON enter on the cat walk and descend the stairs into JEKYLLís home)

UTTERSON
But, Henry wait!...

JEKYLL
No, John, no. Iíve made up my mind. I know now exactly where I can get a volunteer. The experiment must
move forward now!

UTTERSON
Youíre playing for high stakes...Henry, youíre gambling your entire career! Your reputation! And Lisaís
future! (JEKYLL removes his hat and coat and hands them to POOLE)

POOLE
(To JEKYLL) Good evening, sir.

UTTERSON
You have a lot to loose, Henry. (Pause) You must think of the consequences.

JEKYLL
If all I thought about were the consequences, Iíd never accomplish anything.

UTTERSON
And what does that mean?

JEKYLL
(Smirking) Some fires you just have to walk through by yourself...

UTTERSON
(Giving up) You talk to him, Poole.

POOLE
Yes, sir.


UTTERSON
(Crossing to POOLE) Iím going home.

POOLE
Of course, sir.

UTTERSON
(To POOLE) Good night. (To JEKYLL) Good night, Henry. (He exits)

JEKYLL
Good night, Poole.

POOLE
And good night to you, sir. (He exits)

JEKYLL
(Alone on stage he thinks to himself. He sings)
NO THERE IS NO CHOICE
I MUST PUT ASIDE
THE FEARS I FEAR INSIDE
THEREíS NO PLACE TO HIDE!

So it comes to this!

ONE LAST FINAL CHANCE
THAT ONLY I CAN TAKE
WHILE EVERYTHING I FOUGHT
FOR IS AT STAKE!

{ďTHIS IS THE MOMENTĒ}
THIS IS THE MOMENT
THIS IS THE DAY
WHEN I SEND ALL MY DOUBT AND DEMONS
ON THEIR WAY!
EVERY ENDEAVOR
I HAVE MADE - EVER
IS COMING INTO PLAY
IS HERE AND NOW - TODAY!

THIS IS THE MOMENT
THIS IS THE TIME
WHEN THE MOMENTUM
AND THE MOMENT ARE IN RHYME!

GIVE ME THIS MOMENT
THIS PRECIOUS CHANCE
IíLL GATHER UP MY PAST
AND MAKE SOME SENSE AT LAST!

THIS IS THE MOMENT
WHEN ALL IíVE DONE
ALL OF THE DREAMING,
SCHEMING AND SCREAMING
BECOME ONE.

THIS IS THE DAY
SEE IT SPARKLE AND SHINE!
WHEN ALL IíVE LIVED FOR
BECOMES MINE!

(As he sings he gestures with his hands and the rear of the stage opens up to reveal a large laboratory table,
with test tubes and such upon it)

FOR ALL THESE YEARS,
IíVE FACED THE WORLD ALONE
AND NOW THE TIME HAS COME
TO PROVE TO THEM
IíVE MADE IT ON MY OWN!

(He gestures again and the table slowly moves forward)

THIS IS THE MOMENT
MY FINAL TEST
DESTINY BECKONED
I NEVER RECKONED
SECOND BEST!

I WONíT LOOK DOWN
I MUST NOT FALL!
THIS IS THE MOMENT
THE SWEETEST MOMENT
OF THEM ALL!

(He goes to the table and pulls a series of levers that another section of the lab lowers from above)
THIS IS THE MOMENT
DAMN ALL THE ODDS!
THIS DAY OR NEVER
IíLL SIT FOREVER
WITH THE GODS!

WHEN I LOOK BACK
I WILL ALWAYS RECALL
MOMENT FOR MOMENT
THIS WAS THE MOMENT
THE GREATEST MOMENT
OF THEM ALL!!

JEKYLL/VOICE OVER
(He pulls some more levers and the lab comes alive with lights. He begins to write in his journal)
September 13th. 11:56 pm. I have started this alone...and I must finish it alone. There is no longer a
choice...I know I must use myself as the subject for the experiment. (He slowly rolls up his shirt sleeves. He
reaches for a bicker with a red liquid in it)

JEKYLL
{ďTRANSFORMATIONĒ}
(He sings)
I MUST BE WISE
I MUST TRY TO ANALYZE
EACH CHANGE IN ME
EVERYTHING I SEE.

How will it be?

WILL I SEE THE WORLD
THROUGH DIFFERENT EYES?

(He pours in another set of chemicals)

LIKE A WARNING LIGHT
GLIMMERING IN RED
LIKE CRIMSON BLOODSHED
SHIMMERING IN RED.
BEAUTIFUL AND STRANGE
SEE THE COLORS CHANGE BEFORE MY EYES!
SEE HOW THEY DANCE AND THEY SPARKLE
LIKE DIAMONDS AT NIGHT!
LEADING ME OUT OF THE DARKNESS
AND INTO THE LIGHT!

(He slowly brings the bicker up to his lips and drinks. He pauses as if to expect a reaction. He then begins to
write in his journal again) 11:58 pm. Consumed 10 centiliters of Formula HJ7. Salty, bitter taste. Stings
the tongue. Warm in the gullet. Heat spreading strongly through my veins. A slight feeling of euphoria.
Light-headedness. No noticeable behavioral differences.

NOW THE DIE IS CAST
NOTHING LEFT TO DO!
TIME ALONE CAN PROVE
MY THEORIES TRUE!
SHOW THE WORLD

(JEKYLL is suddenly gripped with a strong pain) My God! - - whatís this? Something is happening I canít
explain!


SOMETHING INSIDE ME
A BREATH-TAKING PAIN
DEVOURS AND CONSUMES ME
AND DRIVES ME INSANE!
(He screams out desperately in pain. He begins to jerk and spasm as he is taken over by his other self)

SUDDENLY
UNCONTROLLED
SOMETHING IS
TAKING HOLD

SUDDENLY
AGONY
FILLING ME
KILLING ME!

(He is tortured with the pain)

SUDDENLY
OUT OF BREATH
WHAT IS THIS?
IS THIS DEATH?

(JEKYLLís voice begins to change and lower in tone as he becomes HYDE)

SUDDENLY
LOOK AT ME - - CAN IT BE?!
WHO IS THIS CREATURE THAT I SEE?

HYDE
(He slowly stands up and stretches his arms to the sky) Free...!!! (HYDE picks up the pen clumsily and
writes in JEKYLLís journal) Midnight...un-expected development. (He give and evil laughs low and deep)

{ďALIVEĒ}
(He sings)
WHAT IS THIS FEELING OF POWER AND DRIVE
IíVE NEVER KNOWN?
I FEEL ALIVE!

WHERE DOES THIS FEELING OF POWER DERIVE?
MAKING ME KNOW
WHY IíM ALIVE!

LIKE THE NIGHT, ITíS A SECRET
SINISTER, DARK AND UNKNOWN.
I DO NOT KNOW WHAT I SEEK YET
IíLL SEEK IT ALONE!
I HAVE A THIRST
THAT CANNOT BE DEPRIVED
NEVER HAVE I FELT SO ALIVE!

THERE IS NO BATTLE
I COULDNíT SURVIVE
FEELING LIKE THIS
FEELING ALIVE!

LIKE THE MOON, AN ENIGMA
LOST AND ALONE IN THE NIGHT!
DAMNED BY SOME HEAVENLY STIGMA
BUT BLAZING WITH LIGHT!

ITíS THE FEELING OF BEING ALIVE
FILLED WITH EVIL, BUT TRULY ALIVE!
ITíS A TRUTH I CANNOT BE DENIED
ITíS THE FEELING OF BEING
EDWARD HYDE!

(HYDE gestures and the table and the upper portion lab move back and away. HYDE runs to the catwalk
and puts on his hat and coat)


Scene 7: The scene segues back to the DREGS.

(HYDE enters on the upper portion of the catwalk. There are two ďBouncersĒ standing by the entrance to
the Dregs)

HYDE
(Shouting) Champagne! Champaign! Champaign! (He is blocked from entering by the two ďBouncers.Ē)
Excuse me. You are in my way... (They do not move. He speaks to them more forcefully) I said you are in
my way! (He uses his cane to move one of the men out of his path)

BOUNCER ONE
(He sings)
ALL RIGHT MATE,
TAKE IT EASY!

BOUNCER TWO
WE DONíT WANT
NO ONE TO GET
HURT NOW,
DO WE?!

HYDE
ALLOW ME TO REACH
MY LADY FRIEND THERE
AND NO ONE WILL!
BOUNCER ONE
Here...Lucy! Nellie! The gentleman here says that heís a friend of yours?! What do you say?

NELLIE
(To HYDE) Since when?

HYDE
SINCE I PAID
FIFTY GINNIE
FOR THE COMPANY
OF YOUR LOVELY FRIEND!

(HYDE produces a small leather purse from his pocket and tosses it at NELLIEís feet. You can hear the
sound of coins from inside it) There...!

NELLIE
(Quickly picking up the purse) Heís a friend! (To LUCY) Take care of Champaign Charlie here...

LUCY
You know what they say about a fool and his money! (HYDE enters down the catwalk stairs)

HYDE
Itís the man who wonít pay any price for what he wants...whoís a fool! And besides...you look like you
could use a...friend.

LUCY
(A bit puzzled) I know you, donít I?!

HYDE
(He sings)
AFTER TONIGHT, MY LITTLE LOVE,
YOU WILL NEVER FORGET ME.
I AM DESTINED TO BE YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
YOUR GUIDE TO SALVATION
IN THIS WORLD OF MADNESS!

LUCY
So whatís yer name, then, sweetíert?

HYDE
(He climb upon a chair and stands before the group)
HYDE...EDWARD HYDE.

A TOAST TO THE NIGHT!
A TOAST TO ROMANCE!
TO THOSE UNAFRAID
OF TAKING A CHANCE!

LUCY
(She sits beside him at the table.)
I MUST ADMIT THAT I LIKE YER APPROACH!
ITíS ONE THAT IíVE NOT SEEN BEFORE!

(The bar patrons all laugh)

HYDE
WHY SHOULD YOU SETTLE FOR LESS, DEAR.
WHEN THEREíS MORE!

I AM THE MAN
FATE HAS DECREED
DESTINED TO BE
ALL THAT YOU NEED!
I CAN GIVE YOU EVERYTHING YOU DESIRE
YOU SIMPLY FOLLOW MY LEAD!

LUCY
(Scoffs at HYDE)
SOUNDS LIKE A NICE BIT OF BUSINESS
YES, INDEED!

(The bar patrons all laugh)

HYDE
(He grabs LUCY by the hair and pulls her head back)
I AM THE MAN!
MARK MY WORDS WELL
WITH WHOM YOUíLL SHARE
HEAVEN OR HELL!

LUCY
(Some of LUCYís friends start to go to help her but are stopped with a gesture from SPIDER.)
ĎEAVEN I FANCY HAS NO PLACE FOR ME!
AND I CAN FIND HELL ON MY OWN!

HYDE
LIKE IT OR NOT,
YOU WILL NEVER BE ALONE!
AFTER TONIGHT, YOU WILL NEVER BE ALONE!

(HYDE grabs hold of LUCY and begins kissing her hard)

LUCY
Stop it youíre hurting me! (She pulls away from him)

HYDE
Iím buying what youíre selling and youíll do as I say!
LUCY
(She backs away from him) Weíll play by my rules or not at all!

SPIDER
(He calls to her from a dark corner of the stage) Lucy, itís fifty guineas!

LUCY
(She picks up the purse from the table and thinks about it) Piss off!! (She throws the purse on the floor.
NELLIE again quickly and without HYDE noticing picks it up. LUCY runs to the other side of the stage
with HYDE slowly following her. One of the down-stairs ďBouncersĒ steps in front of HYDE)

DOWNSTAIRS BOUNCER
(Pointing a finger at HYDE) All right, friend! (He pokes HYDE in the shoulder) You heard the lady.
Sheís not in the mood! (He goes to poke HYDE again, but HYDE catches his hand in mid-air)

HYDE
(Holding the DOWNSTAIRS BOUNCER by the wrist) No one...ever touches, Hyde!! (He twist and breaks
the ďBouncersĒ wrist and throws him to the ground. The room breaks into the fight. Everyone goes
running. Several patrons and bouncers attempt to subdue HYDE but he is unstoppable.) Whoís next. (Ad
lib)

LUCY
(Watching from the stairs) The manís crazy!? (HYDE looks up and runs to her, her hurries up the stairs to
the top of the upper catwalk)

HYDE
{ďALIVEĒ REPRISE}
(He sings)
ANIMALS TRAPPED BEHIND BARS IN THE ZOO
NEED TO RUN RAMPANT AND FREE!

(He glances up at LUCY and she quickly exits along with all the rest of the Dregs people.)

PREDATORS LIVE BY THE PREY THEY PURSUE
THIS TIME THE PREDATORíS ME!!

LUST - LIKE A RAGING DESIRE
FILLS MY WHOLE SOUL WITH ITS CURSE!
BURNING WITH PRIMITIVE FIRE
BERSERK AND PERVERSE!

TONIGHT IíLL PLUNDER HEAVEN BLIND!
STEAL FROM ALL THE GODS!
TONIGHT IíLL TAKE FROM ALL MANKIND
CONQUER ALL THE ODDS!

AND I FEEL IíLL LIVE ON FOREVER
WITH SATAN HIMSELF BY MY SIDE!
AND IíLL SHOW THE WORLD
THAT TONIGHT AND FOREVER
THE NAME TO REMEMBERS
THE NAME EDWARD HYDE!

WHAT A FEELING TO BE SO ALIVE!
I HAVE NEVER SEEN ME SO ALIVE!
SUCH A FEELING OF EVIL INSIDE!
THATíS THE FEELING OF BEING EDWARD HYDE!

WITH THIS FEELING OF BEING ALIVE,
THEREíS A NEW WORLD I SEE COME ALIVE!
ITíS A TRUTH THAT CANNOT BE DENIED
THEREíS NO FEELING LIKE BEING EDWARD HYDE!!

(Lights Black-out)

Scene 8: The scene segues into the HOME OF DR. JEKYLL.
(POOLE meets LISA on the upper portion of the catwalk)

POOLE
Iím sorry, Miss Carew. Dr. Jekyll has left the strictest instructions that he is not to be disturbed under any
circumstance. Even by you.

LISA CAREW
(POOLE exits down the stairs into JEKYLLís living-room. UTTERSON enters and meets with LISA) He
wonít see me! Itís been nearly two weeks now , John...

UTTERSON
I am too, Lisa, but you know, Henry...

LISA CAREW
(Strongly) John, I said Iím worried.

UTTERSON
I know....Iíll speak to, Poole. (He descends the stairs as LISA slowly paces on the catwalk)

POOLE
(Standing at attention in the living-room) Mr. Utterson, as you know I am completely devoted to, Dr. Jekyll.
And I do not wish to judge him uncharitably. But there are extraordinary circumstances I must make you
aware of. (Pause) Dr. Jekyll, has been locked in his laboratory day and night for over a week now. He
instructed me not to disturb him for any reason. And to leave his meals outside the door.

UTTERSON
You have not seen nor spoken to him at all during this time?

POOLE
No, sir! Not once!

UTTERSON
Come, Poole, itís all right youíd hardly be disloyal in telling me.

POOLE
(He relaxes somewhat) Yes, sir. Last night I brought him his tray as usual. And I noticed yesterdays meal
was still untouched. And from inside, I heard these noises. The strangest noises. And a voice that I did not
recognizes. (Pause) I heard him...or it...or whatever it was behind that door weeping like an animal! Like a
lost soul. Crying out night and day for some kind of medicine...(JEKYLL enters quickly, not noticing
UTTERSON)

JEKYLL
(Handing POOLE a note) Poole. Poole, I want you to go to the apothecary immediately and get me these
chemicals. (POOLE takes the note and exits immediately)

UTTERSON
(Shocked at JEKYLLís appearance) Henry, what in the devilís name is happened to you? You look like the
wrath of God!

{ďHIS WORK AND NOTHING MOREĒ}
(He sings)
THIS IS NOT THE MAN I KNEW!
THEREíS SOMETHING DEEPLY TROUBLING YOU!
HOW LONG DO YOU PLAN
TO HIDE AWAY HERE?
THIS INCREASING ISOLATION
ONLY ADDS TO YOUR FRUSTRATION
AND IT COULD ENDANGER YOUR CAREER!

JEKYLL
JOHN, I DONíT NEED YOU TO TURN ON ME AS WELL!
MORE THAN EVER NOW I NEED A FRIEND!
CANíT YOU SEE AND DONíT YOU KNOW
IíVE BEEN THROUGH HELL?
DONíT CONDEMN WHAT YOU DONíT COMPREHEND!

UTTERSON
HENRY, IíM NOT QUESTIONING YOUR MOTIVES HERE!
BUT IS WHAT YOUíRE SEEKING WORTH THE PRICE?
YOUíVE TURNED YOUR BACK ON EVERYTHING YOU
ONCE HELD DEAR
YOUíRE CHOOSING TO IGNORE YOUR FRIENDS ADVICE!

YOU HAVE YOUR WORK
AND NOTHING MORE!
YOU ARE POSSESSED
WHAT IS YOUR DEMON?
YOUíVE NEVER BEEN
THIS WAY BEFORE
YOUíVE LOST THE FIRE
YOU BUILT YOUR DREAMS ON!

THEREíS SOMETHING STRANGE
THEREíS SOMETHING WRONG
I SEE A CHANGE
ITíS LIKE WHEN LOVE DIES.
I WHO HAVE KNOW
YOU FOR SO LONG
I SEE THE PAIN
IN YOUR EYES

UTTERSON JEKYLL
THERE WAS A TIME HAVE
YOU LIVED YOUR LIFE I
AND NO ONE LIVED BE-
THE WAY THAT YOU DID! COME
YOU HAD A PLAN
YOU FOUND A WIFE MY
YOU SAW YOUR WORLD WORK AND
AS VERY FEW DID! NOTHING MORE?

YOU HAD IT ALL! I
THE OVERALL! KNOW
YOU SEEMED TO KNOW THATíS
JUST WHAT TO LIVE FOR! NOT

BUT NOW IT SEEMS WHAT
YOU DONíT AT ALL! IíM
YOU HAVE YOUR WORK LIVING
NOTHING MORE! FOR!

(SIR DANVERS enters onto the other side of the upper catwalk)

LISA CAREW
FATHER, YOU KNOW HENRY WONíT JUST WALK AWAY
THE ONLY WAY HE KNOWS
IS STRAIGHT AHEAD!

SIR DANVERS
LISA, YOUíVE NOT HEARD A SINGLE WORD IíVE SAID
MY FEAR IS HEíS IN OVER HIS HEAD!
HE COULD LOSE CONTROL
AND THAT I DREAD!

THERE HAS BEEN TALK
THEY SAY HEíS GONE TOO FAR!
HEíS LOCKED HIMSELF AWAY
IN HIS OWN WORLD
PURSUING THIS INSANITY...

LISA CAREW
IT IS HIS WORK!

SIR DANVERS
ITíS MORE THAN WORK!
HE IS OBSESSED!
THE MAN IS DRIVEN!

LISA CAREW
JUST GIVE HIM TIME
I ASK NO MORE!
HIS WORKíS A CRIME
TO BE FORGIVEN!

SIR DANVERS
THEREíS SOMETHING
STRANGE
UNLESS IíM BLIND
I SEE A CHANGE
OF A BIZARRE KIND!

LISA CAREW
THEREíS NOT AT ALL!
DONíT BE UNKIND!
THE PROBLEMS ALL
IN YOUR MIND!

SIR DANVERS UTTERSON JEKYLL
HE HAS HIS WORK HAVE YOU LISA...
AND NOTHING MORE YOU
HE IS OBSESSED BE-
THE MAN IS DRIVEN COME

LISA CAREW UTTERSON JEKYLL
JUST GIVE HIM TIME YOUR LISA...
I ASK NO MORE WORK AND
HIS WORKíS A CRIME NOTHING
TO BE FORGIVEN MORE?

SIR DANVERS UTTERSON JEKYLL
THEREíS SOMETHING I LISA...
STRANGE KNOW
UNLESS IíM BLIND THATíS
I SEE A CHANGE NOT
OF A BIZARRE KIND!

LISA CAREW UTTERSON JEKYLL
THEREíS NOT ALL! WHAT LISA...
DONíT BE UNKIND YOUíRE
THE PROBLEMíS ALL LIVING
IN YOUR MIND! FOR

LISA CAREW SIR DANVERS UTTERSON JEKYLL
STILL I PRAY DEAR I PRAY I I
EVERY DAY EVERY DAY PRAY PRAY
HENRY MAY HENRY MAY YOU I
FIND HIS WAY FIND HIS WAY MAY MAY
I PRAY HE I PRAY HE FIND FIND
MAY FIND FIND HIS YOUR MY
HIS WAY. WAY WAY. WAY.

LISA CAREW SIR DANVERS UTTERSON JEKYLL
I WILL PRAY I WILL PRAY I I
EVERY DAY EVERY DAY PRAY PRAY
HENRY MAY YOU TWO MAY YOU I
FIND HIS WAY. FIND YOUR WAY MAY MAY
I PRAY I PRAY YOU FIND FIND
HE MAY FIND YOUR YOUR MY
MAY FIND HIS WAY WAY. WAY.
WAY.

(The lights slowly fade and LISA, SIR DANVERS and UTTERSON exit the stage. JEKYLL is left alone in
a single spot-light. As the lights slowly come up POOLE is standing on stage and LUCY is just off to the
side)

POOLE
A young woman to see you, sir. The kind...one can not mistake.

JEKYLL
(Softly) Send her away...

POOLE
Yes, sir. (Pause) I cannot imagine how she came to have your visiting card? Sir.

JEKYLL
(Turns towards POOLE) What? Iíll see her, Poole...(POOLE gestures to LUCY and she steps up into the
examining room. POOLE exits.)

LUCY
(To JEKYLL) Iím the one you and your friend met that night...remember?

JEKYLL
(Looking at her nervously) Well, what brings you here?

LUCY
You said if...I ever needed a friend...(She undoes her top and exposes her back to JEKYLL. He looks at the
marks with shock) Pretty isnít it. (He has her sit in the chair) This one he enjoyed himself doing it too.
Things like this happen were I come from, but you donít expect it from a gentleman.

JEKYLL
Gentleman? What sort of monster would do such a thing!

LUCY
Hyde, he called himself. Edward Hyde.

JEKYLL
Why come to me?

LUCY
You gave me your card. I never had someone like you be nice to me before.

JEKYLL
Why didnít you go to the police?

LUCY
(JEKYLL opens a medical case on the table he then applies some medicine to LUCYís wounds) You donít
understand, sir. He being a gent...whoíd listen to me? Heíd kill me if he had a mind too. He ainít human!
Heís a beast! I donít know what Iíd if he found out. (She takes his hand) Heís not like you. You make me
feel like a lady.

JEKYLL
(He kneels beside her) You are...a most extraordinary lady. (She kisses him on the mouth. JEKYLL slowly
rises)

{ďSYMPATHY - TENDERNESSĒ}
LUCY
(She sings)
SYMPATHY - TENDERNESS
WARM AS THE SUMMER
OFFER ME THEIR EMBRACE.

FRIENDLINESS - GENTLENESS
STRANGERS TO MY LIFE
THEY ARE THERE IN HIS FACE.

(JEKYLL turns his face away from her and slowly walks toward the rear of the stage)
GOODNESS AND SWEETNESS
AND KINDNESS
ABOUND IN THIS PLACE...

I AM IN LOVE
WITH THE THINGS THAT I SEE
IN HIS FACE...

(JEKYLL slowly exits)

ITíS A MEMORY I KNOW
TIME WILL NEVER ERASE.

{ďSOMEONE LIKE YOUĒ}

LUCY
(She sings)
I PEER THROUGH WINDOWS
WATCH LIFE GO BY
DREAM OF TOMORROW
AND WONDER WHY

THE PAST IS HOLDING ME
KEEPING LIFE AT BAY.
I WANDER LOST IN YESTERDAY
WANTING TO FLY
BUT SCARED TO TRY.

BUT IF SOMEONE LIKE YOU
FOUND SOMEONE LIKE ME
THEN SUDDENLY,
NOTHING WOULD EVER BE THE SAME.

MY HEART WOULD TAKE WING
AND IíD FEEL SO ALIVE!
IF SOMEONE LIKE YOU
FOUND ME!

SO MANY SECRETS
I LONG TO SHARE
ALL I HAVE NEEDED
IS SOMEONE THERE...

TO HELP ME SEE A WORLD
IíVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE
A LOVE TO OPEN EVERY DOOR
TO SET ME FREE
TO LET ME SOAR!

FOR IF SOMEONE LIKE YOU
FOUND SOMEONE LIKE ME
THEN SUDDENLY.
NOTHING WOULD EVER BE THE SAME!

THEREíD BE A NEW WAY TO LIVE
AND A NEW LIFE TO LOVE
IF SOMEONE LIKE YOU
FOUND ME!

OH, IF SOMEONE LIKE YOU
FOUND SOMEONE LIKE ME
THEN SUDDENLY,
NOTHING WOULD BE THE SAME!

MY HEART WOULD TAKE WING
AND IíD FEEL SO ALIVE!
IF SOMEONE LIKE YOU
LOVED ME!
LOVED ME!
LOVED ME!!

(The lights slowly fade to black. LUCY exits. Then the lights slowly come up on the upper portion of the
catwalk. We find NELLIE and the BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE, they are just finishing a transaction. We
see HYDE stalking in the lower section of the catwalk)


Scene 8: We segue into the DEATH OF BASINGSTOKE.

THE BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE
Itís very thoughtful of our friend, Spider, to arranged these little rendezvous for us my dear. It makes such a
pleasant change from my charity work.

NELLIE
As long as you have a good time, your Grace, thatís all that matters to me. (She sticks a wad of money into
the top of her bodice) I donít do it for charity. (She exits)

HYDE
(HYDE crosses and confronts the BISHOP) Well, well, well! It warms my heart to see that romance still
blossoms in the sewers of London. If it isnít the Romeo of the cloth, and the Juliet of the gutter. A truly
pretty pair...

THE BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE
How dare you speak to me like that, sir.

HYDE
How dare I, sir?! How dare you, sir! (They begin to circle each other)


THE BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE
Do you know who I am?

HYDE
Oh, yes! I know exactly who you are. (Shouting) You are Basil...The fourteenth Bishop of Basingstoke!
You are on the Board of Governors of St. Judes Hospital! Youíre obscene...self-indulgent...degenerate...(He
raises his cane and strikes down on the BISHOP) Hypocrite! (He strikes him again and the BISHOP falls)
Hypocrite! (He strikes him again and again until heís dead) Hypocrite!! (He pulls the cross from around the
BISHOPís neck. He sings)

{ďALIVEĒ REPRISE}
AND I FEEL IíLL LIVE ON FOREVER

(He spits on the cross and tosses it to the ground)

WITH SATAN HIMSELF BY MY SIDE!
AND IíLL SHOW THE WORLD
THAT TONIGHT AND FOREVER
THE NAME TO REMEMBERS
THE NAME EDWARD HYDE!

WHAT A FEELING TO BE SO ALIVE!
I HAVE NEVER SEEN ME SO ALIVE!
SUCH A FEELING OF EVIL INSIDE!
THATíS THE FEELING OF BEING
EDWARD HYDE!!

(Black-out)

END OF ACT ONE


JEKYLL & HYDE

ACT TWO

Scene 1: The Company and ĎMURDER MURDERĒ
(The scene opens with UTTERSON in a single spot-light. THE COMPANY are gathered together behind
him. They are dressed in different attire, POLICE MEN, PROSTITUTES, SOCIETY MEN and WOMEN,
etc.)

UTTERSON
London was startled by crime a of singular ferocity. Made all the more notable by the high position of the
victim.

{ďMURDER, MURDERĒ}
1ST. MALE STREET MEMBER
(He sings)
READ ABOUT THE HIDEOUS MURDER
PROFANE, RELIGIOUS MURDER
THE POOR OLD BISHOP,
WHAT A SHOCK!

2ND. MALE STREET MEMBER
SEEN WALKING WITH HIS DAUGHTER
A MORE THAN PIOUS DAUGHTER!

1ST. MALE STREET MEMBER
THE SHEPHERD TENDING TO HIS FLOCK!

SIR PROOPS
HE DIED IN THE LONDON SLUM!

LORD SAVAGE
A SLAVE TO MARTYRDOM!

SIR PROOPS
HE DIED WITHOUT COMPLAINT!

LORD SAVAGE
HE SHOULD BE MADE A SAINT!

THE COMPANY
HEíS UNDER CONSTANT GUARD
HEíS HOUSED IN SCOTLAND YARD!
WHY SHOULD IT BE
THIS MYSTERY!

MURDER, MURDER!
DOINí FOLKS IN
MURDER, MURDER!
ITíS A NIGHTMARE!
MURDER, MURDER!
IS THE WORST SIN!
BLOODY, MURDER!
IN THE NIGHT!!

MURDER, MURDER!
MAKES YOUR HEAD NUMB!
MURDER, MURDER!
MAKES YOUR LEGS NUMB!
MURDER, MURDER!
MAKES YOUR HEART PUMP!
BLOODY, MURDER!
IN THE NIGHT!!

{ďMASSĒ)
(The whole company lines up in a funeral precession with the BISHOP held aloft the heads of four pawl-
bearers. A YOUNG BISHOP leads the CONGREGATION and GENERAL LORD GLOSSOP brings up the
rear. HYDE enters and stalks the GENERAL)

YOUNG BISHOP
(He sings)
SWEET DEATH HAS TAKEN THIS BRAVE MAN FROM US!

THE CONGREGATION
REQUIEM!

YOUNG BISHOP
FRIENDS TAKE WHAT COMFORT THAT YOU CAN FROM US!

THE CONGREGATION
GOD IN HEAVEN - NOW, FOREVER
TAKE HIM HOME AND HOLD HIM NEAR!

(HYDE sneaks up behind GENERAL GLOSSOP and steals one of his walking canes. HYDE then knocks
him to the ground and uses one of the canes to break his neck. The CONGREGATION does not see this
happen. Only LORD SAVAGE .)

{ďMURDER, MURDERĒ}
LORD SAVAGE
LOOK AT THIS - ANOTHER MURDER!
JUST LIKE THAT OTHER MURDER!
THAT POOR OLD GENERAL GLOSSOP - DEAD!

1ST MALE STREET MEMBER
LAST WEEK THE BISHOP COPPED IT!
THE BLOKE WHAT DONE IT HOPPED IT!

2ND. MALE STREET MEMBER
THAT FELLER MUST BE OFF HIS HEAD!

VARIOUS GOSSIPY LADIES
THATíS TWO IN THE LAST FOUR DAYS!
THIS KILLER HAS FANCY WAYS!

1ST. MALE STREET MEMBER
TO KILL OUTSIDE ST. PAULíS

2ND. MALE STREET MEMBER
REQUIRES A LOTTA BALLS!

WOMEN OF THE COMPANY
HE HATES THE UPPER CLASS!

MEN OF THE COMPANY
HE MUST BE ON HIS ARES!

THE COMPANY
WHO COULD IT BE?
DONíT LOOK AT ME!

MURDER, MURDER!
DOINí FOLKS IN
MURDER, MURDER!
IS THE WORST SIN!
MURDER, MURDER!
HAS ME SCREAMINí
BLOODY MURDER
IN THE NIGHT!!

MURDER, MURDER!
MAKES ME BLOOD THIN!
MURDER, MURDER!
MAKES ME HEAD SPIN!
MURDER, MURDER!
STARTS ME DRINKINí!
BLOODY MURDER
IN THE NIGHT!!

(The scene focuses on the catwalk where DR. JEKYLL meets with BISSET the apothecary to gain more
chemicals)

JEKYLL
(Urgently) Bisset, do you have those chemicals?

BISSET
(Handing JEKYLL the chemical) All but two, sir. You know I could loose my license doing this?!

JEKYLL
(Looking desperately at the vialís) When will I know about the others?!

BISSET
Tomorrow night, sir. What are they for...?

JEKYLL
(Snaps at him like HYDE) Itís none of your bloody business, what theyíre for, Bisset!!

BISSET
No, sir. Iím sorry, sir! Itís just that you donít seem to be quite yourself, Dr. Jekyll.

JEKYLL
(He turns to leave desperately gripping the vials) Iíve been better, Bisset...Iíve been better!! (He and
BISSET exit. The lights now focus on the main stage)

THE WOMEN OF THE COMPANY
LONDON HAS THIS KILLER ON THE LOOSE!

THE MEN OF THE COMPANY
OR A GANG!

STRIDE
EITHER WAY - LET ĎEM HANG!

THE MEN OF THE COMPANY
GOTTA GET ĎIS HEAD INSIDE A NOOSE!

LADY BEACONSFIELD
RIGHT AWAY!

NELLIE
THE POLICE ARE NO USE!

THE WOMEN OF THE COMPANY
MAYBE HIS NERVE WILL FAIL HIM!

THE MEN OF THE COMPANY
THEY MUST GO OUT ANí NAIL HIM!

THE COMPANY
THEYíVE GOTTA TRAIL ANí JAIL HIM
NOW!

MURDER!!

THE WOMEN OF THE COMPANY
NO MATTER WHO WERE BLAMINí

THE MEN OF THE COMPANY
TILL THEY PULL WOTSISNAME IN,

THE COMPANY
THEREíS GONNA BE ONE FLAMINí
ROW!!

MURDER, MURDER!
ITíS A CURSE, MAN!
MURDER, MURDER!
ITíS PERVERSE, MAN!

MURDER, MURDER!
NOTHINGíS WORSE THAN
BLOODY MURDER IN THE NIGHT!

(The COMPANY now segues and from the front doorway of a home with their bodies, as LORD SAVAGE,
SIR PROOPS and LADY BEACONSFIELDS exit through the archway to center stage.)

LADY BEACONSFIELD
(Laughing) I am board gutless, with these damn charity dinners, Archie!

SIR PROOPS
Then why do you go to them?

LADY BEACONSFIELD
Because Iím board even more gutless at home! (They laugh)

LORD SAVAGE
I agree with you, Bessie. Damn all charities and good causes. (HYDE suddenly appears from among the
crowd)

HYDE
Well, well, well! If it isnít faith, hope and chastity!


SIR PROOPS
(To HYDE) Be on your way, man! Off with you! (HYDE takes his cane and shoves it into SIR PROOPS
chest) Damn insolence...have you arrested! (He tugs on the cane and it pulls away leaving HYDE holding a
long sword blade)

HYDE
The only thing arrested here, sir, is your intelligence! Hypocrite!!(He stabs PROOPS through the forehead
and sticks him to the catwalk stairs. He then turns his attention to LADY BEACONSFIELD) Now letís
have a closer look at you...you despicable drunken hag! As Iím sure in your will youíve left everything to
yourself to be sent on to you in Hades! (He grabs hold of her and produces a large knife) Weíll put this in
your memory to charity! Hypocrite!! (He slashes at her throat twice severing her head. He turns to LORD
SAVAGE) A little gift for you from the late, Lady Beaconsfield!! (He tosses her head to him and vanishes
into the crowd)

1ST. MALE STREET MEMBER
(He sings)
READ ABOUT THE WORST TWO MURDERS!

2ND. MALE STREET MEMBER
MUCH WORSE THAN THE FIRST TWO MURDERS!

BOTH
THAT MAKES IT MURDERS THREE AND FOUR!

1ST. FEMALE STREET MEMBER
THEYíVE MURDERED DEAR OLD BESSIE!

2ND. FEMALE STREET MEMBER
I HEAR EXTREMELY MESSY!

3RD. FEMALE STREET MEMBER
AND POOR OLD ARCHIE IS NO MORE!

THE COMPANY
THATíS FOUR IN THE LAST EIGHT DAYS!
ITíS LONDONíS LATEST CRAZE!

THE WOMEN OF THE COMPANY
THIS TIME IT WAS IN PARK LANE!
AND HE MAY COME BACK AGAIN!

THE MEN OF THE COMPANY
UNTIL THE KILLERíS FOUND

THE COMPANY
THEREíS DANGER ALL AROUND!
WHAT CAN WE DO?
WE WISH WE KNEW!

MURDER, MURDER!
ONCE THEREíS ONE DONE
MURDER, MURDER!
CANíT BE UNDONE!

MURDER, MURDER!
LIVES IN LONDON!
MURDER, MURDER
IN THE NIGHT!!

(The COMPANY segues into the living-room of LORD SAVAGE, they form the furniture in the room with
their bodies. LISA CAREW and SIR DANVERS are there. LISA and LORD SAVAGE are seated.)

LORD SAVAGE
(Pleading) I tried to save them, Danvers, I did! But I was lucky to escape with my life!

SIR DANVERS
My dear, Herbert...I donít doubt that you conducted yourself throughout, in the manner befitting an English
gentlemen.

LORD SAVAGE
I did! Absolutely...Throughout! But I couldnít save them!

SIR DANVERS
Those are decisions for God to make, not you. And you and God know ...(Pause) that you tried... Come
Lisa. Goodnight. (SIR DANVERS and LISA exit)

(LORD SAVAGE begins laughing because he thinks he pulled one over on SIR DANVERS)

HYDE
(HYDE turns around, he was the back of LORD SAVAGEís chair) Bad news from God, Herbert!
(SAVAGE stands as HYDE grabs him from behind and uses his cane to chock him) And the word is your a
hypocrite!! (He breaks his neck and exits into the crowd)

THE COMPANY
(They sing)
CATCHINí SUCH A MADMAN COULD BE HARD!

1ST. WOMAN
SHOULDNíT BE!

2ND. WOMAN
I AGREE!

3RD. WOMAN
WE SHALL SEE!


THE COMPANY
ĎCOS THEYíRE ALL SO THICK IN SCOTLAND YARD!

1ST. MAN
TELLINí ME!

2ND. MAN
I AGREE!

3RD. MAN
SO DO WE!

THE WOMEN OF THE COMPANY
HEíLL KILL US IF WE LET HIM!

THE MEN OF THE COMPANY
THEY GOTTA GO ANí GET HIM!

1ST. MAN
I KNOW A WAY TO NET HIM!

2ND. MAN
HOW?

THE COMPANY
MURDER!!

NO MATTER WHO WEíRE BLAMINí
TILL THEY PULL WOTSISNAME IN,
THEREíS GONNA BE!
THEREíS GONNA BE!
THEREíS GONNA BE!
THEREíS GONNA BE ONE FLAMINí
ROW!!

MURDER, MURDER!
ON OUR DOORSTEP!
MURDER, MURDER!
SO WATCH YOUR STEP!
MURDER, MURDER!
TAKE ONE MORE STEP!
YOUíLL BE MURDERED
IN THE NIGHT!!

MURDER, MURDER!
ONCE THEREíS ONE DONE!
MURDER, MURDER!
CANíT BE UNDONE!
MURDER, MURDER!
LIVES IN LONDON!
BLOODY MURDER
IN THE NIGHT!!

MURDER!!

(The lights slowly fade on the COMPANY. Slowly the scene changes into JEKYLLís laboratory. LISA is
by the lab table looking at JEKYLLís journal.

Scene 2: The scene segues into DR. JEKYLLíS LABORATORY.

JEKYLL/VOICE OVER
October 7th. After midnight. I am dangerous - more dangerous than any wild animal stalking its prey...
(JEKYLL suddenly burst onto the catwalk and sees LISA)

JEKYLL
(Shouting) Who let you in here?!

LISA CAREW
(She sings)
HENRY?
OH, YOU SCARED ME.
FOR A MOMENT, I THOUGHT...
IT DIDNíT SOUND LIKE YOU.

JEKYLL
How long have you been here?! How long! (He hurries down the stairs)

LISA CAREW
ONLY THESE FEW MINUTES.
AND I SAW THE DOOR WAY OPEN
I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT BE HERE TO...

JEKYLL
(JEKYLL quickly picks up the journal she was reading. He sings)
HOW DARE YOU LOOK INTO MY JOURNAL
WHAT DID YOU SEE?
WHAT DID YOU SEE!

(He rushes into the chair and sits desperately grasping the journal)

LISA CAREW
HENRY, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!
ITíS LISA THAT YOUíRE SCREAMING AT!
I CANíT REMEMBER WHAT I SAW...

JEKYLL
(Recovering is composure somewhat) Lisa, please forgive me. These experiments are taking me to places
even I donít understand. I canít explain them to myself, let alone to you! I need to be left alone! To finish
what Iíve started! (LISA very slowly goes to JEKYLL. She compassionately kneels beside him and takes his
hand)

{ďONCE UPON A DREAMĒ}
LISA CAREW
(She sings)
WHEN THIS ALL BEGAN..
I KNEW THEREíD BE A PRICE...

ONCE UPON A DREAM,
I WAS LOST IN LOVEíS EMBRACE
THERE I FOUND A PERFECT PLACE
ONCE UPON A DREAM.

ONCE THERE WAS A TIME
LIKE NO OTHER TIME BEFORE
HOPE WAS STILL AN OPEN DOOR
ONCE UPON A DREAM.

AND I WAS UNAFRAID
THE DREAM WAS SO EXCITING
BUT NOW I SEE IF FADE
AND I AM HERE ALONE...

ONCE UPON A DREAM,
YOU WERE HEAVEN-SENT TO ME
WAS IT NEVER MEANT TO BE?
ARE YOU JUST A DREAM?

COULD WE BEGIN AGAIN?
ONCE UPON A DREAM.


JEKYLL
(He kisses her softly) Lisa, please donít abandon me. I just need some time. I do love you. (LISA slowly
gets up and begins to exit up the stairs of the catwalk)

LISA CAREW
(She pauses on the stairs and turns to JEKYLL) I will wait...and pray for you! (She quickly exits)

JEKYLL/VOICE OVER
(JEKYLL goes to the lab table and begins writing in the journal. He the also works with several of the glass
bickers) October 7th. 4am. The experiment is out of control. The transformations are starting to recur of
their own accord. I have radically altered the balance of the formula, to contain and overcome the powerful
and darker forces at work inside me. I know now that I risk death. (There is a pounding on the rear lab
door)

UTTERSON
(From off stage) Henry! Itís John! (JEKYLL slowly and causally puts away the chemical and closes his
journal. He then open the rear door to admit UTTERSON) Henry, what is the meaning of this letter? (He
produces a letter from his breast pocket) Who is, Edward Hyde? And why would you want to leave
everything to someone Iíve never even heard of? (He reads the letter) He is to have all control of these
assets immediate upon my death, or indeed my unexplained absence of longer than three months! (To
JEKYLL) Are you out of your mind?!

JEKYLL
(Trying to cover-up) Hyde, is a colleague...he is helping me with my research. If anything should happen to
me, he must have a way-to-all to carry on my work. You have to trust me, John...

UTTERSON
I do trust you. With my life!

JEKYLL
Well do as I ask.

UTTERSON
Henry, itís not that simple...as your lawyer I insist on knowing more! Does this man Hyde have some hold
on you? Tell me what the problem is, we can work it out!

JEKYLL
Not this time, John. I beg you in the name of friendship, just do as I ask and do not question anything!

UTTERSON
All right, Henry. I donít like it...but if thatís your wish, Iíll revise the will.

JEKYLL
John. Bisset the apothecary has some vital chemical for me. He is going to bring them to you. When you
receive them I need you to bring them here. I must not leave this place.


UTTERSON
Iíll see to it... (He glances down and notices a revolver lying on the lab table) Whatís this doing here? Your
fatherís old revolver? (He opens and closes the chamber) And loaded, Henry? Why?

JEKYLL
(Nervously) To protect myself...(Pause) From the killer.

UTTERSON
Of course, your right, Henry. But do be careful! (He exits out the rear lab door)

(JEKYLL again begins to write in his journal and work with the chemicals on the lab table. He gathers up a
syringe and fills it with some chemical.)

JEKYLL/VOICE OVER
I am aware of my peril, and the need to control Hydeís evil influence, which disappears within me like a
stain of breath upon a mirror. I am his perfect hiding place...I know how Hyde fears my power to cut him off
by suicide...and yet I find it in my heart to pity him. So wonder full is his love of life...

(He injects himself with the syringe, and sits in the chair. He begins to hallucinate and dream)

(He sings)
SO WONDERFUL IS HIS LOVE OF LIFE...

{ďSTREAK OF MADNESSĒ}
WHAT STREAK OF MADNESS LIES INSIDE OF ME?
WHAT IS THE TRUTH MY FEARS CONCEAL?
WHAT EVIL FORCE MAKES EDWARD HYDE OF ME?
WHAT DARKER SIDE OF ME DOES THIS REVEAL?

(As JEKYLL sings he imagines that he sees both LISA and LUCY appear in the mirror at the rear of the
lab.)

WHAT IS THIS STRANGE OBSESSION?
THATíS TEARING ME APART?
SOME STRANGE DERANGED EXPRESSION
OF WHATíS IN MY HEART?
AM I THE MAN THAT I APPEAR TO BE?
OR AM I SOMEONE I DONíT KNOW?
IS THERE SOME MONSTER DRAWING NEAR TO ME?
BECOMING CLEAR TO SEE?
WILL WHAT I FEAR TO BE SO?

(LISA and LUCY slowly step from behind the mirror and take a seat on opposite sides of the stage.
JEKYLL is now the illusion as he steps behind the glass)


Scene 4: The scene segues into LISA and LUCY.
{ďIN HIS EYESĒ}

LUCY
(She sings)
I SIT AND WATCH THE RAIN...
AND SEE MY TEARS RUN DOWN THE WINDOW-PANE...

LISA
I SIT AND WATCH THE SKY...
AND I CAN HEAVE A SIGH...

LUCY
I THINK OF HIM

LISA
HOW WE WERE...

LUCY
AND WHEN I THINK OF HIM...

LISA
THEN I REMEMBER...

BOTH
REMEMBER...

LISA
IN HIS EYES I CAN SEE
WHERE MY HEART LONGS TO BE!

LUCY
IN HIS EYES I SEE A GENTLE GLOW...
AND THATíS WHERE IíLL BE SAFE I KNOW.

LISA
SAFE IN HIS ARMS - CLOSE TO HIS HEART

LUCY
BUT I DONíT KNOW QUITE WHERE TO START...

LISA
BY LOOKING IN HIS EYES.
WILL I SEE BEYOND TOMORROW?

LUCY
BY LOOKING IN HIS EYES.
WILL I SEE BEYOND THE SORROW
THAT I FEEL?
LISA
WILL HIS EYES REVEAL TO ME
PROMISES OR LIES?

LUCY
BUT HE CANíT CONCEAL FROM ME
THE LOVE IN HIS EYES!

LISA
I KNOW THEIR EVERY LOOK
HIS EYES!

LUCY
THEYíRE LIKE AN OPEN BOOK!
HIS EYES!

BOTH
AND MOST OF ALL THE LOOK
THAT HYPNOTIZED ME!

LISA
IF IíM WISE
I WILL WALK AWAY
AND GLADLY

LUCY
BUT SADLY, IíM NOT WISE
ITíS HARD TO TALK AWAY
THE MEMíRIES THAT YOU PRIZE

LISA
LOVE IS WORTH FORGIVING FOR

LUCY
NOW I REALIZE

BOTH
EVERYTHING WORTH LIVING FOR
IS THERE IN HIS EYES!

LISA
LOVE IS WORTH FORGIVING FOR
NOW I REALIZE

LISA
NOW I REALIZE
EVERYTHING WORTH LIVING FOR
IS THERE IN HIS EYES!

(The lights slowly fade and LISA and LUCY exit. The light come up on the upper section of the catwalk and
we see a STREET DANDY)


Scene 5: The scene segues into BACK AT THE DREGS.

(Slowly a couple pass by the STREET DANDY as he sings)

{ďFACADEĒ REPRISE}

STREET DANDY
IF YOU LIVE AROUND HERE
LOTS OF PEOPLE, MY DEAR
WILL MAKE PROMISES
THEY WILL NOT HONOR
I FEAR!

AND THE TRUTH IS
YOU END UP
GETTING SCARED!

THEREíS A BEAST AT THE DOOR
AND HEíS WILD AND FREE
BUT WE DONíT LET HIM IN
CUZí WE DONíT WANT TO SEE
WHAT IS LURKING,
RIGHT BEHIND THE FACADE!

(The lights fade on the catwalk and come up on the main stage. We find LUCY, NELLIE and THE GIRLS)

{ďTHE GIRLS OF THE NIGHTĒ}

NELLIE
(She sings)
WEíRE THE PLEASURES OF THE NIGHT TIME
THAT FADE AT DAWN
SELLING TREASURES OF THE NIGHT TIME
TILL NIGHT IS GONE!
AND THEN WHEN THE PARTYíS OVER
EVERYBODYíS GONE AWAY
WE STARE AT AN EMPTY DAY
WHAT IS THERE TO DO OR SAY?

1ST. GIRL
NIGHT TIME IS WHERE WE LIVE
NIGHT IS WHEN WE GIVE
EVERYTHING WE HAVE TO GIVE.

1ST. AND 2ND. GIRL
MOST LOVERS CAN REJOICE
WE DONíT HAVE A CHOICE
WE JUST KNOW WE HAVE TO GIVE.

ALL
THATíS WHY THE DAY CAN NEVER BE BRIGHT
FOR THE GIRLS OF THE NIGHT.

3RD. GIRL
FLY AWAY, FLY AWAY
LET ME FIND MY WINGS!

LET ME BE
THE GIRL I WANT TO BE!

4TH. GIRL
IíM AFRAID TO FLY AWAY
FOR ALL I HAVE IS HERE!

1ST. GIRL
I HAVE MY HOPES!

2ND. GIRL
I HAVE A CHILD

1ST. AND 2ND. GIRL
AND CHILDREN MUST BE FED

5TH. GIRL
FORGET YOUR HOPES
OR YOU WILL BE MISLED!

(A group of men gather on the catwalk watching THE GIRLS)

NELLIE
WITH THE DAWN THEY DISAPPEAR!

LUCY
THEN WHY AM I STILL HERE

ALL
FLY AWAY!
FLY AWAY!
FLY AWAY!!

(The men slowly descend the stairs and choose their ďdateĒ for the evening.)

ASK ME TO SHARE
YOUR FANTASIES, DEAR,
BUT DONíT ASK ME
WHERE TOMORROW IS.

DONíT ASK ME
WHERE TO FIND HAPPINESS
THOUGH I KNOW FOR SURE
WHERE SORROW IS.

NELLIE AND THE GIRLS
SORROW IS WHERE THE DARK MEETS THE LIGHT...

LUCY
SOMEDAY I PRAY MY DREAMS WILL TAKE FLIGHT...

LUCY, NELLIE AND THE GIRLS
SORROW IS WHEN ALL HOPE FADES FROM SIGHT...

(Each pair slowly exit the stage in various directions)

LUCY AND NELLIE
FOR THE GIRLS OF THE NIGHT...

THE GIRLS
(They sing as they exit)
WEíRE THE GIRLS OF THE NIGHT...

LUCY AND NELLIE
JUST THE GIRLS OF THE NIGHT!!

(LUCY and NELLIE are left alone on the stage, except for HYDE who has very quietly crept to the foot of
the stairs)

LUCY
(To NELLIE)
NOBODY KNOWS,
NOT EVEN YOU.
NO ONE KNOWS
WHO I AM...


JEKYLL
(Just for a moment) I know who you are, my dear.

LUCY
(She quickly turns around and goes to JEKYLL. She stops as HYDE emerges from the shadows) Oh...For a
moment I thought it was...someone else. (NELLIE exits)

HYDE
(Mockingly) Oh...for a moment it almost was... (He enters and removes his hat and coat. He places them
on the table) I have some rather sad news. I have to go away for a little while. (LUCY tries to restrain her
joy at this news) That pleases you doesnít it?

LUCY
(Trying not to show her true feelings) No, sir!

HYDE
Youíre lying to me! I can always tell when your lying...

LUCY
Where are you going?

HYDE
To a place...where no one will find me. But I could not leave, Lucy, without saying good-bye to your first!

(HYDE steps up behind LUCY and slowly begins to caress her shoulder and neck. LUCY tries to think of
JEKYLL to help her get through this ordeal)

{ďITíS A DANGEROUS GAMEĒ}

LUCY
(She sings)
I FEEL YOUR FINGERS
BRUSHING MY SHOULDER
YOUR TEMPTING TOUCH
AS IT TINGLES MY SPINE
WATCHING YOUR EYES AS THEY INVADE MY SOUL
FORBIDDEN PLEASURES
IíM AFRAID TO MAKE MINE...

AT THE TOUCH OF YOUR HAND
AT THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE
AT THE MOMENT YOUR EYES MEET MINE
I AM OUT OF MY MIND
I AM OUT OF CONTROL
FULL OF FEELINGS I CANíT DEFINE.

HYDE
(He continues to pursue her)

ITíS A SIN WITH NO NAME
LIKE A TIGER TO TAME
AND MY SENSES PROCLAIM
ITíS A DANGEROUS GAME!

A DARKER DREAM
THAT HAS NO ENDING
SOMETHING UNREAL
THAT YOU WANT TO BE TRUE.

LUCY
(Trying to escape from him)

A STRANGE ROMANCE
OUT OF A MYSTERY TALE

HYDE
THE FRIGHTENED PRINCESS
DOESNíT KNOW WHAT TO DO!

DOES SHE JUST RUN AWAY?
DOES SHE RISK IT AND STAY?
EITHER WAY, THEREíS NO WAY TO WIN!

LUCY
ALL I KNOW IS IíM LOST
AND IíM COUNTING THE COST
MY EMOTIONS ARE IN A SPIN.
AND THOUGH NO ONES TO BLAME,

HYDE
ITíS A CRIME AND A SHAME...

LUCY
BUT ITíS TRUE ALL THE SAME

HYDE
ITíS A DANGEROUS GAME!

BOTH
NO ONE SPEAKS
NOT ONE WORD
ALL THE WORDS ARE IN OUR EYES!

LUCY HYDE
SILENCE SPEAKS SILENCE SPEAKS
LOUD AND CLEAR LOUD AND CLEAR
ALL THE WORDS WE
WANT TO HEAR! WE WANT TO HEAR!

BOTH
AT THE TOUCH OF YOUR HAND
AT THE SOUND OF YOUR VOICE
AT THE MOMENT YOUR EYES MEET MINE
I AM OUT OF MY MIND
I AM OUT OF CONTROL
FULL OF FEELINGS I CANíT DEFINE!

(HYDE grabs LUCY and places her on his lap. She is now very much caught up in the moment and wants
HYDE as well)

HYDE
ITíS A SIN WITH NO NAME
LIKE A TIGER TO TAME!

LUCY
AND THOUGH NO ONEíS TO BLAME,

HYDE
ITíS A CRIME AND A SHAME...

BOTH
AND THE ANGELS PROCLAIM...

ITíS A DANGEROUS GAME!
ITíS A DANGEROUS GAME!
SUCH A DANGEROUS GAME!

(The embrace passionately as the lights slowly fade, they exit)


Scene 6: The scene segues back into DR. JEKYLLíS LABORATORY.
(As the light slowly come up we find HYDE relining in a chair. UTTERSON cautiously enters the lab. The
light are dim and he cannot see clearly.)

UTTERSON
(He carries with him the new chemicals for JEKYLL) Henry! (He peers about the lab)

HYDE
(Very smug) Iím afraid that, Dr. Jekyll is not available...

UTTERSON
Who the devil are you?

HYDE
There is no point youíre waiting, Mr. Utterson. Dr. Jekyll is most unlikely to return...

UTTERSON
(Slowly makes his way around the lab table to get a better look at HYDE) It is of the utmost urgency, that I
deliver these chemical personally.

HYDE
(Barking) Leave the chemicals and go!

UTTERSON
Iím not leaving until I know precisely where he is! (He lights a candle to see better)

HYDE
Well? If I told you, I am quite certain you would not believe me.

UTTERSON
But you will tell me where he is...Mr. Hyde? (He steps closer holding the candle high for light) Yes, I know
who you must be. (He picks up JEKYLLís fathers revolver from the lab table and lowers it on HYDE) What
have you done with Henry Jekyll!?

HYDE
(He laughs) What have I done with, Jekyll?! You wish to see him? (UTTERSON stands his ground and
pulls back the hammer on the revolver) Oh, very well...so you shall! (HYDE slowly moves towards the lab
table. He opens the box that UTTERSON had brought. He begins to mix the chemicals as UTTERSON
watches intently) Let what you are about to witness, be on your own head! (HYDE drinks the chemical in
one large gulp. He immediately begins to convulse and shriek in out in pain. He screams as UTTERSON
watches in amazement. HYDE falls to the ground and slowly crawls and claws his way back to the chair he
was seated in. UTTERSON slowly pursues and finally witnesses JEKYLL)

UTTERSON
(With amazement and confusion) Henry! My god, Henry!!

JEKYLL
(Slowly rising) I warned you, John...even as Hyde I warned you!
UTTERSON
You must save yourself! Before this thing kills you!

JEKYLL
Thereís no time. Now, John thereís no time! (He grabs UTTERSON by the shoulders) You must help me
with a most urgent errand! (He rushes and gets an envelope from the lab table) Here, I want you to deliver
this for me...

UTTERSON
(He reads the address on the envelope) Miss Lucy Harris, the Dregs, Camdin Town? Henry, this is that
awful place?! That night! That girl!?...

JEKYLL
(With urgency) John, I beg you. Itís a debt I owe...a private affair. Tell her...that she must leave
London...and tonight! (UTTERSON does not move. JEKYLL pleads with him) John, there is more than
one life at stake here! It is Hyde! He...I cannot say I! John I fear what he might do to the girl!

UTTERSON
Henry!?

JEKYLL
(Pushes UTTERSON away) Go now , please! (UTTERSON slowly begins to leave. JEKYLL goes to the
lab table and gathers together the new chemicals. He speaks to UTTERSON) With these chemicals you
brought me...I promise I can find an antidote that will destroy Edward Hyde forever! (UTTERSON begins to
climb the stairway of the catwalk)

UTTERSON
(He pauses on the stairs and turns back to JEKYLL) God help you Henry! God help us all! (He exits)

{ďNO ONE MUST EVER KNOWĒ}

JEKYLL
(He sings)
NOW I HAVE TO GET BACK
TO THE PLACE WHERE MY JOURNEY STARTED
FIND THE COURSE I CHARTED
WHEN I FIRST DEPARTED!

SOMEHOW I HAVE TO HANG ON
TO THE VISION THAT FIRST INSPIRED ME
TO THE HOPE THAT FIRED ME
WHEN THE WORLD ADMIRED ME!

(He begins working with the chemicals. Pulling levers and such. The lab comes alive with activity)


IíLL FIND A MY WAY BACK TO THE HIGHER GROUND
AND SEE THE VIEW I KNEW BEFORE!
IíLL SEARCH THE WORLD
UNTIL THE ANSWERíS FOUND
AND THEN SUCCESS WILL POUND
UPON MY DOOR!

SOMEHOW I HAVE TO REBUILD
ALL THE DREAMS THAT THE WINDS HAVE SCATTERED
FROM WHAT FATE HAS SHATTERED,
IíLL RETRIEVE WHAT MATTERED!

SOMEHOW IíVE GOT TO GO ON
TILL THE EVIL HAS BEEN DEFEATED
TILL MY WORKíS COMPLETED
I WILL NOT BE CHEATED!

GOD, YOU MUST HELP ME CARRY ON!
WHEN IT SEEMS ALL HOPE HAS GONE
I HAVE GOT TO CARRY ON!!

(Just as it seems that JEKYLL may have it under control, suddenly HYDE takes over, and JEKYLL is
wrought with pain. He falls withering in pain on top of the lab table and changes once again into HYDE.
Slowly the lab table is pulled to the rear of the stage. The lights slowly fade)


Scene 7: The scene segues into LUCYíS BEDROOM.
LUCY sits on her bed. She is dressed completely in a white corset. The room is completely in white.
UTTERSON speaks to her)

UTTERSON
Henry Jekyll...asked me to give you this. (He hands her the envelope)

LUCY
(Taking the envelope) What is it?

UTTERSON
He told me to tell you to leave this place. To leave London...tonight if you can. (LUCY opens the envelope
which is filled with money. She holds it up for UTTERSON to see. She looks at him in puzzlement) He said
he owes you a debt.

LUCY
He was the only one who didnít treat me like a whore.

UTTERSON
What has passed between you I neither know nor need to know. But I implore you to do as he says.

LUCY
Why didnít he come himself?
UTTERSON
(He pauses) Heís offering you chance, that few people have. Heís trying to help you.

LUCY
I donít want to be saved.

UTTERSON
Some people are worth helping. No matter what...

LUCY
Where am I supposed to go?

UTTERSON
Far from here. To begin again. To a new place. (He opens the door to exit) Good luck. (He begins to exit.
He pauses and turns back ) Miss Harris. (He exits)

{ďA NEW LIFEĒ}

LUCY
(She sits alone on her bed and sings)

A NEW LIFE
WHAT I WOULDNíT GIVE
TO HAVE A NEW LIFE!
ONE THING I HAVE LEARNED
AS I GO THROUGH LIFE
NOTHING IS FOR FREE
ALONG THE WAY.

A NEW START
THATíS THE THING I NEED
TO GIVE ME NEW HEART
HALF A CHANCE IN LIFE
TO FIND A NEW PART
JUST A SIMPLE ROLE
THAT I CAN PLAY.

A NEW HOPE
SOMETHING TO CONVINCE ME
TO RENEW HOPE.
A NEW DAY
BRIGHT ENOUGH
TO HELP ME FIND MY WAY.
A NEW CHANCE
ONE THAT MAYBE HAS
A TOUCH OF ROMANCE.
WHERE CAN IT BE?
THE CHANCE FOR ME?

A NEW DREAM
I HAVE ONE
I KNOW THAT VERY FEW DREAM.
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE
THAT OVERDUE DREAM
EVEN THROUGH
IT NEVER MAY COME TRUE.

A NEW LOVE
THOUGH I KNOW
THEREíS NO SUCH THING
AS TRUE LOVE
EVEN SO,
ALTHOUGH I NEVER KNEW LOVE,
STILL I FEEL
THAT ONE DREAM IS MY DUE!

A NEW WORLD
THIS ONE THING
I WANT TO ASK OF YOU, WORLD
ONCE - - BEFORE ITíS TIME
TO SAY ADIEU, WORLD
ONE SWEET CHANCE
TO PROVE THE CYNICS WRONG!

A NEW LIFE
MORE AND MORE IíM SURE,
AS I GO THROUGH LIFE,
JUST TO PLAY THE GAME
AND TO PURSUE LIFE
JUST TO SHARE ITS PLEASURES
AND BELONG
THATíS WHAT IíVE BEEN HERE FOR
ALL ALONG
EACH DAYíS A BRAND NEW LIFE!!


(As LUCY finishes singing there is a sudden flash of light and the sound of thunder. The lights flash on and
off. Suddenly HYDE appears. LUCY has her back toward him and does not hear him. HYDE slams his
cane upon the table)

LUCY
(She turns to him with a start) What do you want with me?

HYDE
(With contempt) Why, what every lover wants. (He removes his hat and coat) Compassion,
companionship...honesty!
LUCY
(She turns away from him trying to hide the envelope behind her back) I donít know what you mean...

HYDE
(He slowly circles around the bed behind her) Isnít there something youíd like to tell me?

LUCY
Sir, I donít know...

HYDE
(He interrupts her) Shhh...wouldnít you like to tell me about your...Harley street, Dr. Jekyll?...

LUCY
(Surprised) Dr. Jekyll? You know him?

HYDE
(He sits down upon the bed beside her) Of course I know him. (Pause) As well as I know...myself. We are
very old friends he and I. Very close to one another. We share all of each others secrets. (He reaches out to
her and she turns away) Donít you think you should show it to me!

LUCY
I donít know what youíre talking...!

HYDE
(Sharply holding out his hand) Show it to me! Now! Now!! (She hands him the envelope, and he snatches
it from her and, rips it open and takes out the money. He crumples the envelope.) What is it you find in him,
that you canít find in me?

LUCY
He was kind to me!

HYDE
(He begins throwing the money at LUCY, and shouting at her) Well heís not very nice you know! Heís a
very week man! (Pause) Undependable. Your friendship with him has hurt me very deeply. (He kneels
behind her on the bed and holds her facing the audience) So Iím going to hurt you...

LUCY
(She begins to cry) Please no...


HYDE
(He holds her tightly. He produces a knife from behind his back. LUCY does not see this. He begins to
sing)

{ďSYMPATHY - TENDERNESSĒ REPRISE}

SYMPATHY, TENDERNESS
WARM AS THE SUMMER
OFFER ME THEIR EMBRACE!!

(He plunges the knife into her back. She does not scream out but show sudden shock. HYDE turns her
around to face him and he again stabs her in the side. LUCY tries to get away from him but HYDE pulls
her back)

LUCY
(HYDE grabs her again and this time pulls the knife across her throat, she speaks out) Henry...! (She dies)

HYDE
(HYDE slowly gets up from the bed. He takes the knife and wipes it across the white pillows. He goes to the
wash basin and begins to clean the blood from his hands. He laughs to himself. Suddenly a shot of pain
grips him as JEKYLL tries to emerge from within) Well!! Come on out, Henry! And take a look! (He
begins to stain and shake as JEKYLL emerges)

JEKYLL
(He falls upon the bed beside LUCYís body. He screams) No! My god! What have I done, what have I
done?! (He suddenly thinks of LISA) Lisa? Lisa!! (The lights suddenly black out)


Scene 8: The scene segues into THE CONFRONTATION.
(We move back into DR. JEKYLLís laboratory. JEKYLL is smashing all of his instruments. The lab
explodes with fire and smoke.)

{ďTHE CONFRONTATIONĒ}

JEKYLL
(He sings)
ITíS OVER NOW!
I KNOW INSIDE!
NO ONE MUST EVER KNOW
THE SORRY TALE OF EDWARD HYDE
AND THOSE THAT DIED
NO ONE MUST EVER KNOW!

(He picks up a vial of the formula and prepares to drink)

AM I A GOOD MAN?
AM I A MADMAN?
ITíS SUCH A FINE LINE
BETWEEN A GOOD MAN
AND A ...

(In the mirror behind JEKYLL appears the image of HYDE. The image begins to sing also)

HYDE/IMAGE
DO YOU REALLY THINK
THAT I WOULD EVER LET YOU GO?
DO YOU THINK IíD EVER SET YOU FREE?
IF YOU DO, IíM SAD TO SAY
IT SIMPLY ISNíT SO
YOU WILL NEVER GET AWAY FROM ME!

JEKYLL
ALL THAT YOU ARE
IS A FACE IN THE MIRROR
I CLOSE MY EYES AND YOU DISAPPEAR!

HYDE/IMAGE
IíM WHAT YOU FACE
WHEN YOU FACE IN THE MIRROR
LONG AS YOU LIVE, I WILL STILL BE HERE!

JEKYLL
ALL THAT YOU ARE
IS THE END OF A NIGHTMARE
ALL THAT YOU ARE IS A DYING SCREAM!

AFTER TONIGHT,
I SHALL END THIS DEMON DREAM!

HYDE/IMAGE
THIS IS NOT A DREAM, MY FRIEND
AND IT WILL NEVER END!
THIS ONE IS THE NIGHTMARE THAT GOES ON!
HYDE IS HERE TO STAY,
NO MATTER WHAT YOU MAY PRETEND
AND HEíLL FLOURISH LONG AFTER YOUíRE GONE!

JEKYLL
SOON YOU WILL DIE
AND MY MEMíRY WILL HIDE YOU!
YOU CANNOT CHOOSE BUT TO LOSE CONTROL!

HYDE/IMAGE
YOU CANíT CONTROL ME!
I LIVE DEEP INSIDE YOU!
EACH DAY YOUíLL FEEL ME DEVOUR YOUR SOUL!

JEKYLL
I DONíT NEED YOU TO SURVIVE
LIKE YOU NEED ME!
IíLL BECOME WHOLE AS YOU DANCE WITH DEATH!

AND IíLL REJOICE
AS YOU BREATHE YOUR FINAL BREATH!

HYDE/IMAGE
FOR IíLL LIVE INSIDE YOU FOREVER!

JEKYLL
(He screams) Nooo!!

HYDE/IMAGE
WITH SATAN HIMSELF BY MY SIDE!

JEKYLL
(He screams again) Nooo!!


HYDE/IMAGE
AND I KNOW THAT NOW AND FOREVER
THEYíLL NEVER BE ABLE TO SEPARATE
JEKYLL FROM HYDE!

JEKYLL
(He grabs hold of the beaker with the chemical in it. He tries to drink it but HYDE wont allow him)
CANíT YOU SEE
ITíS OVER NOW
ITíS TIME TO DIE!

HYDE/IMAGE
NO, NOT I!
ONLY YOU!

JEKYLL
IF I DIE,
YOUíLL DIE, TOO!

HYDE/IMAGE
YOUíLL DIE IN ME
IíLL BE YOU!

JEKYLL
DAMN YOU, HYDE
LEAVE ME BE!

HYDE/IMAGE
CANíT YOU SEE?
YOU ARE ME!

JEKYLL
NO!
DEEP INSIDE!

HYDE/IMAGE
I AM PURE
YOU - ARE - HYDE!

JEKYLL
NO, NEVER!

(JEKYLL drinks the chemicals)

HYDE/IMAGE
YES! FOREVER!


JEKYLL
GOD DAMN YOU, HYDE
TAKE ALL YOUR EVIL DEEDS
AND ROT IN HELL!

HYDE/IMAGE
IíLL SEE YOU THERE, JEKYLL!

(JEKYLL throws the bicker at the mirror, smashing it to pieces. The lights black out)


Scene 9: The scene segues into THE WEDDING RECEPTION.
(As the lights slowly come up members of the company slowly enter. They are dressed in formal attire for
JEKYLL and LISAís wedding)

{ďFACADEĒ REPRISE}

MALE GUEST
(He sings)
THEREíS A BEAST AT THE DOOR
AND HEíS WILD AND FREE!
AND WE DONíT LET HIM IN
CUZí WE DONíT WANT TO SEE

STRIDE
WHAT IS LURKING
RIGHT BEHIND
THE FACADE!

THE COMPANY
MAN IS
NOT ONE BUT TWO.
HE IS EVIL AND GOOD
AND HE WALKS THE FINE LINE
WEíD ALL CROSS IT WE COULD
ARE WE WAITING....

UTTERSON
(He takes center stage) He had walked to the very gates of hell. And seen what laid beyond. The way back;
it there was one; would be littered with the corpses of his shattered dream and engulfed by flames that might
yet consume him. Yet back from the dead he came. To the sound of...wedding bells. (Every one turns to
see JEKYLL and LISA enter together. They both look very happy. Everyone congratulates them)

THE COMPANY
(Cheering) To Lisa and Henry. Lisa and Henry...to Lisa and Henry! (Ad lib)

SIR DANVERS
My friends! My dear, dear friends. Today, it the second happiest day of my life. Second only to the day
that I married Lisaís mother. May nothing happen; today or ever; to diminish the great happiness we feel for
them. Lisa and Henry. God bless... (Two young men come up and stand on each side of JEKYLL and LISA)

FIRST YOUNG MAN
(They sing)
HENRY JEKYLL, YOUíRE A DEVIL!
YOU HAVE ROBBED US
OF LONDONíS MOST LOVELY GIRL...

SECOND YOUNG MAN
BEING JEKYLLíS WIFE
WHAT A GLAMOROUS LIFE

BOTH
ALL THOSE EVENINGS ALONE
WHILE HE WORKS IN THE LAB
HOW DRAB!

(They all laugh. Several of the guest begin to talk to LISA as JEKYLL slowly walks to the other side of the
stage. UTTERSON follows him)

UTTERSON
Well Henry...? (JEKYLL grabs his stomach in pain) What is it?

JEKYLL
Donít make a fuss...terrible pain...John, get me out of here, I need to breathe. (UTTERSON steps back and
tells the others that something is wrong. JEKYLL sings alone)
OH, GOD. WHAT NOW?
OH, GOD. NOT NOW!
HELP ME SOMEHOW!
PLEASE TAKE THE PAIN AWAY!

FEEL IT FILL ME!
THIS WILL KILL ME!
PLEASE, GOD, WILL ME
SOMEHOW TO FIGHT, I PRAY!

(UTTERSON comes back to JEKYLLís side as JEKYLL slumps to the ground on bent knees)

OH, GOD HELP ME!
GOD HAVE MERCY!
DONíT LET HER SEE!
NOT ON OUR WEDDING DAY!

(He reaches out for UTTERSON) John! (He is suddenly gripped with the most extreme pain. He jumps up
and tries to run away. He runs into LISAís arms) Lisa!! (He turns and runs away from her two members of
THE COMPANY grab him and pull his coat from him. JEKYLL continues to transform into HYDE)

LISA CAREW
Henry?!

HYDE
(Slowly) There is no, Henry!...Only Hyde! (All of THE COMPANY scream back in horror)

STRIDE
(Stepping forward) Damn you, Jekyll...enough!

HYDE
Enough indeed! End-of-game! (HYDE grabs STRIDE by the throat and strangles him) All those
opposed...Nay! (He breaks his neck. STRIDE slumps, dead to the floor. Everyone draws back away from
HYDE. UTTERSON exits)

SIR DANVERS
This is insane! Please, somebody stop this!

HYDE
(He turns to LISA) We seem to be married, my love!! (He starts to cross to her)

UTTERSON
(He enters carrying a revolver. He points it at HYDE) Henry, stay back! Donít go near her! Stop! I beg
you stop, now! (HYDE pauses, but then takes a step toward LISA. UTTERSON fires a single round at the
ground. HYDE stops and pauses. Again he takes another step and UTTERSON shots him. HYDE falls to
the ground on his knee. LISA rushes to his side)

LISA CAREW
Henry! Oh God! Henry!

UTTERSON
Lisa, no! Stay back!

LISA CAREW
Henry, itís me! If this is you, show me! (HYDE was not badly wounded, he grabs LISA and drags her up
center stage. He holds her about the neck)

HYDE
Ready for our bridal bed are you!

SIR DANVERS
No! Stop him!

HYDE
Stay! Or she dies!
UTTERSON
Henry no!

LISA CAREW
Henry, I know you donít want to hurt me! I know you can hear me...let me go. (HYDE begins to loose
control, as JEKYLL fights for control) Henry, please...for us...let me go...please...

JEKYLL
(He continues to fight for control. He releases LISA and steps to center stage and faces UTTERSON) Do it
John.. For Godís sake, set me free!

UTTERSON
(With immense emotion) Forgive me...! (He lowers the gun and fires one shot. JEKYLL is hit. HYDE
again takes control and moves toward UTTERSON who fires again, and twice more, until JEKYLL lay
dying on the stage)

LISA CAREW
(She screams) No...! (She rushes over and cradles JEKYLLís head, holding him as he dies)

HYDE/JEKYLL
Lisa...Lisa...Lisa... (He dies)

LISA CAREW
(Weeping softly) Go to sleep, my tormented love!

(The lights slowly fade to black and curtains close)

FINIS

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