Mix of story-telling, vaudeville and horror, featuring the seen and the unseen. Much too scary for the under-12s….
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 doorman Albert tells a grisly tale of the further misdeeds of Mr Hyde and his “acquaintance” the tormented genius Dr Jekyll. 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. Using specially designed self-contained lighting effects Hyde & Seek is a chilling and intimate storytelling 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.
Suitable for children aged 12+.