If the franchise hadn’t fallen out of favour, then the classic story of Jekyll and Hyde would surely have, eventually, gotten the Carry On treatment. Sadly, it didn’t, but Danny Wainwright and Daniel Hallissey’s production at The Pleasance is probably as close as we’ll get.
In fairness, it’s more of a fruity mix of Carry On, Monty Python and numerous other examples of Great British satire, all rolled into one, and much like the effects of Dr Jekyll’s serum, we never really know which side we’ll see next.
The story, known around the world, gets a modest injection of modernity, with a few well-placed references to Trump; “Build that well” and “Make London great again”. Keeping the setting in cholera ridden London though, keeps the story arch before veering substantially from Robert Louis Stevenson’s original version.