KINGHAM Hill School is celebrating the success of a recent musical.

An adaptation of the Victorian novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde saw pupils wow audiences with their performances.

The familiar plot shows a respected doctor's nightly change into murderous beast, and his struggle between good and evil.

The school, near Chipping Norton, transformed their stage into a gloomy London scene typical of 19th-century England, and used lighting and sound effects to create a spooky atmosphere.

The pupils played characters including prostitutes, soldiers, paupers, bishops, and society ladies to create a realistic view of Victorian England.

Impressive performances came from principle characters Holly Darby and Caroline O'Connell whose breath-taking vocals amazed audiences.

Jordan Lee-Hixon as John Utterson was passionate and convincing throughout.

But the star of the show was Olly Jeffers who played the complex character of Dr Jekyll and his alter ego Mr Hyde.

Phil Macavoy, English master at the school, said: "His transformations from Jekyll to Hyde and vice versa were astonishing. His body and facial language were stunning.

"It was a production to be proud of, and those involved will remember it for the rest of their lives."