Twenty Victorian asylum inmates are needed for a unique production to be staged by local company Attic Rats later in the year.
The Derbyshire-based creative theatre group is performing an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s thought-provoking play Jekyll and Hyde.
To compliment the play, a unique introduction has been written, to set the scene for the production.
Director Jonathan Leach commented: “We are looking for anyone who would like to take part in an exceptional piece of drama. It doesn’t matter what their acting experience is, we have a part for most abilities. In fact, even if they haven’t acted before and want to be eased into acting, this is a great opportunity.”
For the roles, there is a limited commitment and the first rehearsal is on August 17.
Attic Rats will be performing Jekyll And Hyde at the Guildhall Theatre, Derby, from Thursday, October 6 to Saturday, October 8.
The Guildhall will provide a perfect backdrop to the Victorian drama. Jonathan said of the production: “Attic Rats will be staging something very different with this production, something that the audience will remember for a very long time”
Set in 1851, the story tells of Dr. Henry Jekyll, a brilliant scientist frustrated by dull ‘respectable’ life in late Victorian London. He experiments with a drug that splits his personality into good and evil elements, transforming him into the brutish horror that is Edward Hyde.
Dr. Jekyll gradually loses control finds himself slipping more and more into the guise of the depraved Hyde, and as Hyde’s body count rises, so does Jekyll’s despair.
Tickets are available by calling the box office on 01332 255800 * During 2011-12, Attic Rats will also be staging many other productions across Derbyshire including at Derby-based arts centre Quad and an open air production in the city centre. More details can be found at www.atticrats.co.uk