A macabre ghost story with technical wizardry.
A macabre ghost story with spatters of murky vaudevillian humour, puppetry and song; Hyde & Seek is a rip-roaring thriller which expands on the world of Robert Louis Stevenson’s allegory on duality – Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
In a long-abandoned theatre languishing in one of the seedier corners of Victorian London an enigmatic stage-doorman weaves a grisly tale of the further misdeeds of Mr Hyde and his… ‘acquaintance’, the tormented genius Dr Jekyll.
Utilising innovative LED lighting, chilling soundscapes and a whole host of other unconventional technical wizardry Hyde & Seek is an intimate and lavishly visual 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…
Written by Ben Oldfield (Cube Essential Theatre)
Created by Michael Tonkin-Jones (Pipeline Theatre – Spillikin) and Ciaran Clarke(Near-Ta Theatre)
Produced by Jasmine Cole Productions ltd
Made possible by funding from Arts Council England, Feast Cornwall and Hall for Cornwall Creation Space.