THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
Victorian London, 1888. Dr. Henry Jekyll is a brilliant scientist, frustrated by his dull respectable life. He creates a formula to unleash his inner bestial nature, transforming him into the brutish and impulsive, Edward Hyde. Hyde lives the high life, while Jekyll’s middle-aged normalcy continues – until Hyde’s passions begin to turn up a body count.
March 8th, 7pm and March 10th, 7pm
Callbacks: March 15th, 7pm
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre
4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver, V7G 1L2
MAID and BUTLER (either M or F, any age)
These aren’t your typical supporting “maid/butler” roles. Both these characters narrate the story, play multiple characters and become part of Jekyll’s subconscious – equally goading and chastising the Doctor. They move the story along, both physically and narratively. English accents of varying degrees of class.
JEKYLL/HYDE (M, 30s and upwards)
Jekyll – shy, retiring, not comfortable around women, proper and of good name. Hyde – the exact opposite. The actor playing Jekyll and Hyde will need to be able to convincingly portray both sides of the coin whilst hinting at what lies beneath each individual personality. English accent, upper class.
LANYON (M, 30s and upwards)
Well-bred Londoner, a medical professional and peer of Jekyll. Aghast at the Doctor’s more preposterous theories and perhaps also jealous of his brilliance. English accent, upper class.
UTTERSON (M, 40s and upwards)
A well-bred Londoner, a lawyer and peer of Jekyll. He is the Uncle of young Enfield and though he’s aware of his nephew’s proclivities, he still loves him. English accent, upper class.
ENFIELD (M, late 20s to early 30s)
Wants to sow as many wild oats as he can before his marriage to Helen. Conceited and revelling in his own youth, Enfield is still able to come across as a decent man when it suits him. English accent, upper class.
HELEN (F, early 20s to early 30s)
A woman of means, inquisitiveness and natural intelligence. Well-read and abundant in the qualities that make men fall in love. Helen’s curiosity and intellect prove the downfall of Jekyll/Hyde. Standard American accent.
CYBEL (F, 30s to 40s)
A prostitute with a heart of gold and a mind like a steel trap. Cybel knows who she is, and she’ll be damned if anybody thinks less of her for it. She is a formidable match for Hyde. English accent, working class.
June 5-20, 2020
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre
Rehearsals will begin March 29th, and will be held on Sundays from 1pm-4pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm-10pm.
Please bring a resumé and headshot, if possible.
This is a non-paid, non-equity production.
Actors MUST be available for ALL production dates and rehearsal dates.
All cast/crew must become members of Deep Cove Stage Society at the first rehearsal. ($10.00).
Questions: Contact the director, Tracy Labrosse by email: firstname.lastname@example.org