Jekyll and Hyde at town hall

Banbury Town Hall
Banbury Town Hall

Newly formed theatre company Parabola is bringing its new production of the hit musical Jekyll and Hyde to Banbury’s Town Hall on March 7-8.

David Staines formed the group last year with a number of acting friends after being inspired by taking part in an earlier production of the same show by Middleton Cheney’s Lynden Players. He said the cast is looking forward to bringing its version of the pathos-filled show to Banbury Town Hall.

“We wanted to do shows that told good stories, this was one we had always wanted to do again,” he said.

“It’s dramatic and exciting and thought provoking as well. There’s a strong Banbury element in the cast so we wanted to take the show to Banbury because it’s nice to bring it home to where the idea started.

“We’re just really excited to bring it to Banbury Town Hall. It’s a beautiful space and this is a period piece and it feels as though it will fit the space quite nicely.”

Mr Staines said many of the group’s members have been involved in bigger productions over the years but decided they wanted to do some small scale theatre whilst still of a high quality with the aim of raising money for charity.

The group has a Christian ethos with around half of its members Christians, but is open to people of all faiths.

All proceeds from the shows will go to three charities, Mind, The Church Mission Society based in Cowley and Witney-based Beauty and Brokenness.

Musical direction is by Chris Cheetham, the show is produced by Judi Holloway and directed by Su Appleton-Plows.

Tickets for the shows are available by calling 07767 235154, or by visiting or emailing