Our plays are offered as a Theatre in Education programme with participatory work for a class or group of 30 children or young people, or a performance of only the play for larger groups up to entire year groups. We are always happy to advise you on how our work may best suit your pupils and students. We are also more than happy to meet up with you and your colleagues at your school.

To reserve a date for our upcoming tours please email matt@bigbrum.org.uk or call 0121 742 6321



Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

 Stevenson wrote his story in 1886 but it has continued to resonate profoundly for readers to this day, taking hold of our imaginations. 

Big Brum has commissioned Chris Cooper to adapt The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde into a play that will inspire our Theatre in Education programme.

Big Brum’s production of ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ is a powerful drama, rich in imagery that illuminates the themes at the heart of Stevenson’s complex text. Themes such as identity, good and evil, love and hate knowledge and ethics, power and responsibility, and what makes us human. What lurks beneath the surface of all of us?

 “The man trampled calmly over the child’s body and left her screaming on the ground. It sounds nothing to hear, but it was hellish to see”

Big Brum Theatre Company bring Stevenson’s novella to life providing teachers with a creative stimulus for delivery across the curriculum:

English: A powerful exploration of the text  and its themes, especially for those using the classic story as an English Literary Heritage Text at GCSE, or as a stimulus for Speaking and Listening assessment or genre-based activity in both GCSE and A’ Level English Language and Literature.

Citizenship and PHSE:  A creative framework for young people exploring issues of concern to them, including Identity, Responsibility, Social Justice and Rights, providing space for meaningful dialogue and reflecting on values, choices and actions.

Religious Studies:  A dynamic stimulus for the study of Identity, Ethics and Philosophy, opening up the concepts of prejudice, good and evil, knowledge and ignorance, and encouraging students to explore the question ‘What makes us human?’

Drama: World-class theatre for young people, ideal for the study of a live production, or from Drama and Performing Arts students working on Theatre-in-Education, playwriting for young audiences or new adaptations for theatre.


The play can be performed to a variety of group sizes,

from one class to whole year groups.

Please contact us for further information or to make a booking:

0121 742 6321, siobhan@bigbrum.org.uk or matt@bigbrum.org.uk



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