Summer Season



THIS YEAR’S SUMMER PRODUCTION is JEKYLL and HYDE by EVAN PLACEY. It will be performed at The Hope Street Theatre from 19th – 22nd August.

The Course

The course involves auditioning for parts, a cast read through, voice workshops, rehearsals, costume fittings, tech rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and four performances in August.

Once you sign up for the course you are guaranteed a speaking part in the play.

There are only 24 places on the course and these will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

The course costs £125. You pay a deposit when you register and make two more payments during the course in June and July.

You will be working with a professional director, voice coach, set designer, costume designer, lighting designer, and sound designer.



As mentioned above, once you book a place on the course you are guaranteed a speaking part in the play. On Sunday 24th June we will audition to see which part you will be playing. We’ll give you an audition pack nearer the time.


Rehearsals will start with a cast read through on Sunday July 8th . Rehearsals will then take place on evenings and weekends and will be scheduled around your availability (to the best of our ability). You can choose whether you would like to rehearse: Once a fortnight, Once a week, More than once a week

*It is still possible to go on holiday and be involved in the production. Availability will, of course, inform our casting process.


The week of the play

You must be available for all of the following:

Technical rehearsal – Sat 18thAugust

Dress rehearsal and Perf 1 – Sunday 19th August

Perf 2 – 7.30pm Monday 20th August

Perf 3 – 7.30pm Tuesday 21stAugust

Perf 4 – 7.30pm Wednesday 22nd August


About the play

Everyone has another face they hide behind…

A radical re-imagining by playwright Evan Placey of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, where civilised society meets seedy Soho in a thrilling collision of Victorian England with the here and now. Intense, exciting… a bold reimagining’


‘Ambitious, angry, and intriguing, Evan Placey’s radical adaptation transforms the familiar story into a discussion of powerfully resonant contemporary issues’

The Stage:

‘A topical. intelligent, thoughtful, feminist take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella… rollicking good theatre – frank, uncompromising, fresh and often quite confrontational… an ensemble piece in that it forms a fine show case for the talents of every cast member’



In 2016, we presented Arabian Nights and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. You can read the Arabian Nights review here and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot here.