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Jekyll & Hyde

by Evan Placey

Booking and details

12 — 13 January 2024
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The event location is

The Lowry, Salford

The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ

After the success of the Jekyll & Hyde schools tour in 2022, we are delighted to be bringing back Evan Placey’s reimagined version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, directed by Kirsty Housley.

The production will tour to partner secondary schools from January 2024. For the first time, we are offering two public performances at The Lowry, Salford on 12 and 13 January 2024 and tickets are on sale now.

In a mash up of Victorian England and the modern day, the story explores how the repression of female voices was as prevalent in the 19th century as it is today. Centring around two new protagonists – Hattie, Jekyll’s widow, and Florence, a young blogger in the 21st century – these new narratives confront the power the internet holds to unleash our own inner Hyde.

The Jekyll & Hyde 2024 schools tour will be seen by over 10,000 pupils in secondary schools across 12 Theatre Nation Partnership areas in England, to grow and sustain new audiences for live theatre and create more opportunities to engage in the arts.

For the first time this year, the tour is visiting a number of theatres to strengthen connections between schools and their local venues and reach as wide an audience as possible.


For years 13+

Please be aware that this production explores themes of violence, sexual abuse, misogyny, strong language and a reference to suicide. There are visual depictions of stabbing, strangling, injections, a gun and the use of fake blood. There are strobe lighting effects.

What people say

Look to the National Theatre’s schools tour for Levelling Up in action.

The Times

The cherry on the cake has always been the National Theatre for us because it’s the best version of everything. Its the best thing that comes to the school, without exception.

Principal Michael Riley, Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy (Walsall, West Midlands)

Theatre should belong to everybody and the work that the National Theatre does should belong to everybody. I feel like it does with this.

Emma Tully, Drama Teacher, Oxclose Community Academy (Washington, Sunderland)


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Watch the trailer for Jekyll & Hyde

Cast includes

Production team

Kirsty Housley

Kirsty Housley


Evan Placey

Evan Placey

Writer and adaptor

Amanda Stoodley

Amanda Stoodley

Costume and set Designer

Joshua Pharo

Joshua Pharo

Lighting Designer

Sarah Readman

Sarah Readman

Associate Lighting Designer

Benjamin Grant

Benjamin Grant

Sound Designer

Belinda Chapman

Belinda Chapman

Movement Director

Zoe Murtagh

Zoe Murtagh

Associate Director

Educational resource


The Mohn Westlake Foundation supports nationwide Learning programmes for young people.

Schools touring is supported by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, The Constance Travis Charitable Trust, The Ingram Trust, The Dorset Foundation – in memory of Harry M Weinrebe, Susan Miller and Byron Grote, and The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust.

Secondary Schools Touring is supported by Delta Air Lines and Shears Foundation.

Nationwide learning is supported by Buffini Chao Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Clore Duffield Foundation, Tim and Sarah Bunting, Behrens Foundation, Cleopatra Trust and Milton Grundy Foundation.

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