Jekyll & Hyde “I realised only very recently that I was living someone else’s life.”

Jekyll & Hyde

Tobacco Factory Theatres

Key Information
  • Dates Sat 04 Nov 2023 - Sat 11 Nov 2023
  • Location Tobacco Factory Theatres
  • Running Time

    Approx. 2hr 30min including interval

  • Accessibility

    BSL Interpreted performance on Fri 10 Nov at 19.30. Signer: Sherrie Eugene-Hart.

“I realised only very recently that I was living someone else’s life.”

Written by Evan Placey
From an original work by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Jaïrus Obayomi
Designed by Aldo Vázquez

Refined, well-read and absolutely repressed, Hattie Jekyll is every inch the Victorian lady. When she decides to continue her deceased husband’s revolutionary scientific research, strange things start happening and Hattie feels quite unlike herself. Soon, whispers of the 21st century distort the timeline and her whole world unravels.

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s seminal novella, Jekyll & Hyde is a radical reimagining of the Gothic classic brought bang up to date.

Suitable for ages 15+, please see Content Advisories dropdown below for further details.

Cast, Creative & Technical Team

Harriet Jekyll/Flossie Hyde – Hafsah Godsil
Gabriel John Utterson – Kenan Vurgun
Florence Monroe – Arabella Smith-James
Abbie/Lucy/Ensemble – Martha Maloney
Ida/Izzy/Sally/Ensemble – Nadia Kamalli
Martha/Millie/DC Williams/Ensemble – Tumi Olufawo
Josephine/Gertrude/Georgie/Ensemble – Mira Edirisingha
Doctor Lanyon/Ensemble – Ché Tligui
Judge Richard Enfield/Ensemble – Joe Stanley
Tommy/Named Doctor/Ensemble – Noah Lukehurst
Johnny/Paperboy/Named Doctor/Ensemble – Jesse Cescatti-McFarlane
DCI Renford/Named Doctor/Ensemble – Thomas Donnan
Officer Rose/Named Doctor/Ensemble – Callum Burns
Officer Ray/Priest/Named Doctor – Oliver Hatfield

Director Jaïrus Obayomi*
Designer Aldo Vázquez*
Lighting Designer Alice Truman Boal
Sound Designer Ebony Hayes
Projection Designer Joe Stathers†
Movement Director Joêl Daniel†
Fight Director Jonathan Howell†
Intimacy Coordinator Clare Fox†
Voice & Dialect Coaches
Sue Cowen†, Rebecca Daltry†, Lauren Davies†
Production Manager Steve O’Brien†
Production Supervisor Bryony Rutter†
Stage Manager Elsa Gear
Deputy Stage Manager Iona Hicks
Assistant Stage Managers
Matt Maxfield-Phillips & Frankie Neville
Production Electrician Nancy Strahan
Sound Operator Bradley Limbachia
Lighting Operator Alex Harrison
Prop Supervisor Živa Bučer
Prop Assistants Daisy Anthony, Raph Hampton, Katrina Summer-Richards
Workshop Supervisor Patrick Heys
Construction Assistants Jen Abrahall, Chloe Brine, Beth Selvage, Abbie Williams
Costume Supervisor Lasya Purohit
Costume Assistants Darcy Cole, Rosie McMahon, Imi Penny, Elvira Sperring
Costume Makers Bethany Boldero, Lee Dartnell, Gracie Green, Liv Morell, Charlotte Nicholson, Jess Padday, Arthur Wyatt
Scenic Artist Jo Browne*
* Visiting professional | † BOVTS staff

We’d also like to extend a special thanks to Hugo Dodsworth for supporting the lighting team and to Gary Trow for supporting the sound team.

Rehearsal photos by Craig Fuller

Graduate Sahir Mehta
As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018