On Friday 1st October, Years 10-13 drama students took a trip to the Stephen Joseph Theatre to watch the performance of “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde”. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, this production adapted and directed by Nick Lane was thrilling from beginning to end. This gripping production was brilliantly executed, and it is safe to say that it was some of the best live acting I have seen in a long time.
“The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde” is about Doctor Henry Jekyll who is on the break of discovery that will change medicine forever. However, his approach is less than reasonable and when someone close to him threatens to expose his work, Dr Jekyll experiments on himself and Mr Hyde- a horrible, threatening man- is formed. This dramatic performance takes you on mysterious journey of love, deception, and murder.
This must-see performance was intriguing from the start, with the lighting, sound effects and set design adding to this mystifying production. The amazing costumes worn, designed by Naomi Gibbs, fully allowed the audience to believe they were in 19th Century London, adding to the atmosphere of this play. The actors had brilliant chemistry throughout and the ability to multirole and using a variety of accents and voices further solidified that this was some of the best acting I have seen.
I think it is fair to say that we all thoroughly enjoyed a trip to the Stephen Joseph Theatre!
Liv, Year 13