Booking opens today at selected Scottish and UK cinemas for the as live and encore screenings of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Live from Leith Theatre in Edinburgh. More than sixty cinemas across Scotland/UK will be screening this new Scottish feature with more to follow.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a thrilling new hybrid version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story, conceived and directed by award-winning filmmaker Hope Dickson Leach. Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland and Selkie Productions in association with Screen Scotland and Sky Arts and featuring a cast full of leading Scottish stage and screen talent, this unique new hybrid retelling uses innovative theatrical and cinematic techniques to create a theatrical live screen experience. Theatrical rights have been acquired by leading film distributor Cosmic Cat, who is streaming the performance into cinemas across Scotland and the UK. This is the first livestream film, created and set in Scotland, to be seen by cinema audiences.
This exciting new cinema/theatre hybrid production will be streamed as live from Leith Theatre into selected cinemas on Sunday 27 February 2022 with encore screenings in cinemas from the 28 February 2022.
Screenings will be available at cinemas and venues all over Scotland and the UK including Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness; The Pickaquoy Centre Cinema, Orkney; An Lanntair, Stornoway and at Odeon cinemas from Edinburgh to Epsom, Braehead to Belfast and from Cardiff to Covent Garden. There will also be a screening at the UK’s most northerly cinema and arts centre, Mareel in Shetland and at community cinemas across the UK.
Leading Scottish actors Lorn Macdonald and Henry Pettigrew take on the roles of Utterson and Dr Jekyll supported by Tam Dean Burn, Caroline Deyga, Lois Hagerty, David Hayman, Scott Miller, Alison Peebles, Peter Singh and Ali Watts.
Performance footage will subsequently be edited into a full feature film which will receive its TV premiere on Sky Arts in 2023.
Cinema booking details are here