THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE
Touring Secondary Schools January - April 2020
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’s production of ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ adapted by Chris Cooper 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. However hard you try to hide your feelings, you can never truly hide them forever…
“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”
The play can be performed to a variety of group sizes, from one class to whole year groups.
What people said about ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ 2019 tour:
"The pupils have talked endlessly about the performance, especially how it bought the book to life for them. I thought the entire event cemented the story in their minds' - Teacher of English, Linden Centre Secondary
“We have been absolutely blown away by the performance and students...thoroughly enjoyed it and feel they have gained a lot" - The English Team, Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School
“A professional and engaging performance – a really useful experience considering the absence of films etc which are true to the novella.” - Teacher of English, St Paul’s Catholic High School