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Jekyll & Hyde to be Live-Streamed with a Socially-Distanced Audience

03 Sep 2020, Posted by admin in Latest1

We’re delighted to announce that The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde will be performed, fully-staged, to a socially-distanced audience at the Wilde Theatre in Bracknell, Berkshire, on Friday 18 September and be available to watch LIVE online. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde will be the first performance in the Wilde Theatre since March, when South Hill Park officially closed its doors due to COVID-19.

The roles of Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde will be played by Blake Kubena (Vikings, History Channel; Othello, Alabama Shakespeare Festival; All’s Well that Ends Well, Minack Theatre). Joining Blake and reprising their roles from Blackeyed Theatre’s 2017 production are Zach Lee (Bouncers, Glass Menagerie, Hull Truck; The Derby McQueen Affair, York Theatre Royal; Treasure Island, Harrogate Theatre) as Gabriel Utterson, Paige Round (Hurling Rubble at the Moon, Park Theatre; Nobody, Hanyong Theatre/National Theatre Company of Korea) as Eleanor Lanyon and Ashley Sean-Cook (Frankenstein, Blackeyed Theatre; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Children’s Touring Partnership; Might Never Happen, King’s Head) as Hastings Lanyon.

Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he’s close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical, and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy his work, Jekyll is forced to experiment on himself, whereupon something goes very wrong…or very right. And suddenly Jekyll has a new friend, the brutal Edward Hyde.

A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde is adapted and directed by Nick Lane, who was Associate Director and Literary Manager at Hull Truck from 2006 to 2014, with original music composed by Tristan Parkes. Completing the artistic team are Enric Ortuño (Movement and Intimacy Director), Victoria Spearing (Set Design), Naomi Gibbs (Costume Design) and Claire Childs (Lighting Design).

Nick Lane said, “In this chaotic period in our history, the arts serve as an oasis of peace and I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Blackeyed again to bring autumn chills down the spines of any audience member with Jekyll and Hyde. It’s a timeless story that we’ve put into historical context, adding detail that will intrigue people who know the novel and those coming to it fresh”.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde is produced by Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde will be performed at the Wilde Theatre, Bracknell, on Friday 18 September at 7.30pm. The performance, recommended for ages 11+, will last approximately 130 minutes (including interval), and social distancing measures will be in place.

Tickets (in person) for the performance at the Wilde Theatre are £21, to include a digital show programme, and available to book from Friday 4 September at www.southhillpark.org.uk

Tickets for the live stream are £15 per device, to include a digital show programme, and available here.

Keep up to date with the latest on Jekyll & Hyde here.

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