The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Leith Theatre and selected cinemas across Scotland and the UK

Fri 25 - Sun 27 February 2022


Enter a world of dark duplicity...

Within the century-old walls of historic Leith Theatre, something sinister is stirring. A gothic tale of double lives and inner demons, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde takes on its own hybrid identity in this unique retelling.

You, the audience, will step foot into a live filmset where you will witness the simultaneous creation and screening of this one-off experience. Be there as the drama unfolds on screen and in the historic rooms and hallways of Leith Theatre.

Concerned by his good friend Dr Henry Jekyll’s recent behaviour, Gabriel Utterson is driven to uncover the identity of the mysterious and dangerous Mr. Hyde, to whom Jekyll is enthralled. Whilst on this search for the truth, Utterson finds himself seduced by the society of Edinburgh’s rich and powerful, but beneath the glossy façade lies a grim and brutal reality.

‘Who is this man? Why have I never heard of him before? And what is he to you that you would entrust him with all this?’ Gabriel Utterson

Conceived and directed by Hope Dickson Leach.
Written by Hope Dickson Leach and Vlad Butucea, based on the iconic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Produced by National Theatre of Scotland and Selkie Productions in association with Screen Scotland and Sky Arts.

We are very grateful to the Weston Culture Fund, Sir Ewan and Lady Brown, The Foyle Foundation, The Britford Bridge Trust, The William Syson Foundation, and The Woolbeding Charity for their generous support.

Photography by Laurence Winram.

Scottish and UK cinema dates to be announced in 2022.
Casting will be announced in January 2022.


Creative team


Captioned and Audio Described performance on Friday 25 February.

BSL Interpreted performance on Sunday 27 February.

Wheelchair Access: Circle seats are only available up stairs and there is no lift at the venue. Wheelchair-accessible seats are in the stalls only.

The National Theatre of Scotland reserves the right to alter casts, performances, seating or ticket arrangements.