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Henrietta & Eleanor: A Retelling of Jekyll and Hyde

By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Libby Spurrier - dramatist
Narrated by: Holliday Grainger, Clive Mantle, Carla Mendonça, Miranda Raison
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Publisher's summary

First published to critical acclaim in 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson’s mesmerising thriller is a terrifying study of the duality of man's nature, and it is the book which established Stevenson's reputation as a writer.

In this Audible Original drama Stevenson’s story is transported to modern-day London, and instead we meet Henrietta Jekyll and Eleanor Hyde.

Dr Jekyll, a charming doctor, explores the possibility of dividing the dark and light side of her personality, but in doing this she creates a monster, Eleanor Hyde. For many years she manages to live under the radar, keeping her dark secret unknown to those around her. However, gradually her evil side gains strength until Dr Jekyll is overwhelmed by Eleanor Hyde, to disastrous consequences. An exploration of human duality and forces of good and evil, this modern retelling is compelling and eerie and retains the disturbing nature of the original text.

Starring Holliday Grainger (Cinderella, My Cousin Rachel, Strike) and Carla Mendonça (My Parents Are Aliens, So Awkward).

Also starring Tim Bentinck, Bill Fellows, Hugh Fraser, Holliday Grainger, Clive Mantle, Carla Mendonca, Katarina Olsson, Miranda Raison and Hugh Ross.

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Our favorite moments from Henrietta & Eleanor: A Retelling of Jekyll and Hyde

  • Henrietta & Eleanor: A Retelling of Jekyll and Hyde
  • "There's something I need to talk to you about."
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  • "Well I wondered if Henrietta had a suspicion I was worried about her."
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  • "After you, Inspector."

About the Creator

Robert Louis Stevenson was born November 13, 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Stevenson was sickly as a child, making school attendance difficult. When not being tutored at home, he spent his time reading and writing stories. While at Edinburgh University, he rejected his father’s wish that he become an engineer, declared himself an atheist, began wearing bohemian clothing, and embarked upon a writing career. As a poet and novelist, he achieved fame for stories that have delighted fans for over a century in print, on the stage, and in film. In audio, he is best known for the highly acclaimed and full-cast recordings of Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and also for the popularity of Kidnapped, Black Arrow, and South Sea Tales. He died December 3, 1894 in Vailima, Samoa.

About the Performer

Holliday can most recently be seen as the leading role of Rachel in the BBC's hit drama The Capture and as Laura in the independent feature Animals opposite Alia Shawkat for which she was nominated for a Best Actress BIFA. Holliday has just wrapped filming the next instalment of the Strike series for the BBC. Other credits include as LYDIA in Annabel Jankel’s independent feature, Tell It to the Bees opposite Anna Paquin, the critically acclaimed Melrose series alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, J.K Rowling's The Strike series for HBO/BBC and a stand-alone episode of Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams opposite Richard Madden.

About the Performer

Carla has appeared in a great many tv comedy series but is best known for playing Sophie Johnson in over 90 episodes of the award-winning My Parents Are Aliens and Mrs Fitzgerald in CBBC’s award winning So Awkward. She has played leading theater roles, most noteably at the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Exchange Manchester and in London’s West End. Her most recent role being The White Witch in the Leeds Playhouse’s highly acclaimed production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. She has also recorded numerous audio books and audio dramas over the years as well as comedy sketch and series for BBC Radio. Her latest audio book was The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow for Macmillan USA. Carla lives in Wiltshire with her husband, the actor Clive Mantle and their working cocker spaniel Roxie.