Jekyll and Hyde

1hr 30mins  |  Recommended age: 11+

Have a professional theatre production that toured significant venues in the UK, visit your school!

Bring Robert Louis Stevenson's words to life with this comical play that stays true to the original text.

Enhance your pupils' understanding of the novella and the diverse, complex characters.

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About

A show designed to support KS4 English students in understanding and exploring the text. Also perfect for KS4 and KS5 drama students to experience a live performance.

A comedy with all the drama left in! Set against the backdrop of a charity organisation. The Catherstone Risdake Association Players are attempting to extort donations from their adoring local community to raise funds for Jekyll and Hyde. This includes their lavish sets, high profile actors and a 'business trip' to the Bahamas. But until such funding, they must creatively tell the tale of Dr Henry Jekyll. Journey with this experimental scientist as he fashions a controversial concoction that transforms him not only into an evil man but a vile monster!

Told through the eyes of Gabrielle Utterson, this show embraces the comedic magic of theatre in a fast-paced spin whilst staying faithful to the original text. A perfect introduction to the text or engaging revision tool, giving learners a clear perceptiveness of the whole text. 

 

Encourage your students to find new ways to evaluate the text critically and support this with appropriate textual references through included Question and Answer sessions with the professional actors. Many of whom have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the novella.

Values covered:

  • Compassion

  • Courage

  • Generosity

  • Hope

  • Humility

  • Justice

  • Perseverance

  • Respect

  • Service

  • Thankfulness

  • Trust

  • Truthfulness

  • Wisdom

Target age group: Students completing their GCSEs or A-Levels (although we think anyone above 11 could see this).

Genre: Comedy.

Length: 90 minutes approximately.

Number of performers: 4 professional performers who are drama school trained and/or have extensive professional experience. 

Number of technicians: 1 lighting/sound operator.

Audience size limits: There are no limits to the number of students and teachers seeing the show. If they can fit into the space, they can watch.

Stage requirements: If you have a stage, we will look to use that. However, we are adaptable, so we usually find a way if this is not possible.

Additional to the show: Q & A session included. 

Price: £1948 plus VAT for one show.

£2435 plus VAT for two shows on the same day.

Other multi-show deals are available. See below how working together with other schools can help to reduce the cost of shows.

Deposit: £150 plus VAT is required to secure the booking. This is per booking and not per show. For example, book ten shows at the same time and a deposit of £150 plus VAT will be due. To find out more about us and how we manage our business relationship with you, please take a look at our frequently asked questions.

Workshops: available upon request at an additional cost. We will tailor the workshop to your needs. Get in touch to discuss this further.

Work together!

 

Why not share the experience with another school?

 

We aim to balance the welfare of our performers with the economic pressures schools face. If you team up with another local school, we will split the cost of the shows evenly. Each school gets a competitive price whilst ensuring our team is appropriately cared for.

 

We have two clauses to be aware of in this scenario:

  1. The shows must take place on the same day. For example, on 25th June a performance will take place in the morning at School A. Then, a show will take place in the afternoon at School B.

  2. Each school needs to be within 5 miles of each other. Should the distance be greater than 5 miles, we will consider the situation and decide on a case-by-case basis.

 

This would cost each school £1217.50 plus VAT for one show. A saving of £730.50 plus VAT compared to ordering a single performance independently. 

 

How is that possible? We can make transport and accommodation efficiencies by having the shows take place on the same day. There is a negligible difference between the cost of having two shows at one school on the same day and one show at two schools on the same day (as long as the schools are not too far apart). We create a cost-efficiency that benefits all parties. 

 

No doubt you have questions. We are here to help. We are also here to support and facilitate the arrangement between us. Reach out to discuss your ideas, and let's work together. Together everyone achieves more.

What next?

Send an email to info@nationalproductioncompany.com with your preferences and requirements, including any dates that would work best for you. One of our team will help you from there.

Looking for something to engage your pupils now? Meet some characters from the past with Terry Deay's Talking Deads series. Access these videos for free by following this link to our webpage here. Or, head to the education section of our website.

Have a question? Head over to our Frequently Asked Questions page using the button below or send us an email to info@nationalproductioncompany.com.

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