After Hyde murders the father of Jekyll's fiancée, Jekyll's friends discover that he and Jekyll are the same person; Jekyll has developed a potion that allows him to transform himself into Hyde and back again.
When he runs out of the potion, he is trapped as Hyde and commits suicide before he can be arrested.
The play debuted in Boston in May 1887, and a revised version opened on Broadway in September of that year.
Critics acclaimed Mansfield's performance as the dual character.
Hyde flees to Jekyll's laboratory, where Utterson is waiting to confront the doctor about his will; he insults Utterson and leaves.
Rebecca, who has followed Hyde, arrives and tells Utterson that Hyde murdered Sir Danvers.He gives his landlady, Rebecca, money to tell visitors that he is not home.Inspector Newcome from Scotland Yard offers Rebecca more money to turn Hyde in, which she promises to do. Hyde is a four-act play written by Thomas Russell Sullivan in collaboration with the actor Richard Mansfield.The story focuses on the respected London doctor Henry Jekyll and his involvement with Edward Hyde, a loathsome criminal.Some press reports compared the murderer to the Jekyll-Hyde character, and Mansfield was suggested as a possible suspect.Despite significant press coverage, the London production was a financial failure. In writing the stage adaptation, Sullivan made several changes to the story; these included creating a fiancée for Jekyll and a stronger moral contrast between Jekyll and Hyde.In Microsoft Word, there is a counter in the bottom left-hand side of the screen. It is an adaptation of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, an 1886 novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.The play was popular in New York and on tour, and Mansfield was invited to bring it to London.It opened there in August 1888, just before the first Jack the Ripper murders.