A compelling solo show based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic mystery tale of the inexorable conflict between good and evil
about the production
A compelling solo show (adapted and performed by Mark Stratford) based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic mystery tale of the inexorable conflict between good and evil. This stage version is a faithful adaptation bringing Stevenson’s gripping narrative and fascinating array of characters vividly to life through a combination of powerful story-telling and masterful character creation.
about the artist
Stratford Productions was set up in 2019 by actor/writer Mark Stratford in order to produce and tour his solo plays. Currently these are: (1) "Macready! Dickens' Theatrical Friend" - the story of one of the 19th Century’s greatest actor-managers, William Charles Macready, and; (2) "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" - adapted from the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. After a pause due to the pandemic both shows have been touring the UK since September 2022.
width: 5 metres
height: 3 metres
depth: 3 metres
End-on staging works best. Use of venue’s lighting and sound equipment needed. Venue technician needed for LX and SX set-up and operation. Fully marked LX and SX cue script available on day of get-in or in advance. LX plan available on day of get-in or in advance. Ideally approx. 7 different standard lighting states required.
SX plan and sound files available on day of get-in or in advance or can provide laptop with cues pre-programmed. Minimal set provided by the company: 1 small table, 2 chairs, 1 side table and a lecturn. Venue to provide foh staff.
People drawn to the genres of drama, mystery, thriller, and gothic literature. People interested in the Victorian era and/or history in general.
Schools audiences (especially those studying the text for GCSE English).
Students of drama / performing arts.
People who like a good story, faithfully and passionately told.
Suitable for families with children aged 12 and above.
"This is 75 minutes of the most effective theatrical storytelling...It is a truly mesmerising performance."
"In Mark Stratford's highly accomplished hands...the storytelling is as clear as it could possibly be...Stratford is a very talented actor..."
"Stratford’s stellar performance carries the play...An accomplished exploration of one of the best works in the Gothic tradition."
The performance could be made accessible by venues providing interpreters or captioning/audio description equipment.
Happy to include a post-show discussion / Q&A by advance request at no extra cost.
Ideally a guarantee of £650 (including travel, accommodation, posters and flyers) but happy to negotiate depending on budget, capacity and location including box office splits. VAT does not apply.
The show involves only 1 person (the performer) and so only 1 dressing room/area is required. The performer never leaves the stage during the performance.