Published: 00:02, 11 March 2018
He may have been a household name since he made it big in the 1979 Quadrophenia film, but actor Phil Daniels is facing a nervous time as he embarks on the first tour of his career.
The actor will star in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, which comes to the Orchard Theatre in Dartford next week.
Phil, who was also in EastEnders and films including the Hatton Garden Job, said: “The fear never goes away. I still have that dream where I’m doing a play and I don’t know what the words are. But I think nerves are good because they mean you care about what you’re doing.
“The Jekyll and Hyde story is just one of those stories that’s always caught people’s imaginations. Hopefully I can make Jekyll and Hyde resonate today. It’s quite a leap for me because I’m playing Jekyll as a posh Edinburgh doctor and Hyde as a Glaswegian. I’m burying
myself in all that, but it’s enjoyable getting deep into characters. You have to put the work in. Although I don’t get deep enough to go around murdering people, of course.”
Quadrophenia now has a cult following, so how does Phil feel about fame? “I do get recognised. It depends on which supermarket you go to - it happens more in Lidl than Marks and Spencer’s!”
A twisted tale of nerve-jangling horror, it is an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic gothic thriller As Hyde brings mayhem and terror to foggy, Victorian London, can Jekyll find a way to suppress his monstrous alter-ego?
Jekyll & Hyde is at the Orchard Theatre from Tuesday, March 13 to Saturday, March 17. For tickets and times visit orchardtheatre.co.uk or call 01322 220000.
From academic achievements to engineering accolades and new facilities, Kent College offers students an outstanding school life.
Enter this month’s competition and you could win a luxurious return crossing!Sponsored editorial
There's no uniform or bells and students and staff are on first name terms. School life at Rochester Independent College is unique.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.