Hyde & Seek
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About The Event
Based on the tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Hyde & Seek is a macabre ghost story with occasional spatterings of vaudevillian humour. The story expands on the world of the original narrative; and the friendly, yet haunted former stage-door man, Albert, tells a grisly tale of the further misdeeds of Mr Hyde and his ‘acquaintance’ - the tormented genius Dr Jekyll.
Using specially designed self contained lighting effects Hyde and Seek is a chilling and intimate story-telling experience: ghostly figures are glimpsed briefly before vanishing, characters appear out of nowhere, and what you can’t quite see becomes a lot more disconcerting than what you can.
Set in a long-abandoned theatre in Victorian London, the show has a theme of vaudeville running through it resulting in darkly comic song, dance, puppetry and even ventriloquism, which interweave with the story all in under an hour.
Written by Ben Oldfield (Cube) with tech direction from Ciaran Clarke and performed by Michael Tonkin-Jones (Spillikin, The Incredible Balti Celtic Carpet Ride)